Red cards spoil Scottish game

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Just when it seemed that Scottish football was beginning to take charge of its own affairs, with the Procurator Fiscal backing off from his highly- publicised excursions into the game, five players unwisely brought the ugly side of the game back into the public eye on Saturday.

The 11 games which beat the weather produced five red cards, with Darren Dods guilty of a particularly nasty challenge on Phil O'Donnell, of Celtic, in which he appeared to attempt to punch his opponent.

Heart of Midlothian finished their game against Raith Rovers with nine men after Neil Berry and Gary Locke were both sent off, while Paul Tosh, of Dundee, made his early exit for a fierce tackle against Dunfermline. Partick Thistle's Wayne Foster was the fifth player to be dismissed, at Rangers.