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VIDEO: Irish Striker Roy O'Donovan Somehow Avoids Red Card After Headbutt In A-League

VIDEO: Irish Striker Roy O'Donovan Somehow Avoids Red Card After Headbutt In A-League
By Conor Neville Updated
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Former Cork City striker Roy O'Donovan, who scored heavily while playing in Malaysia in the past two seasons, recently transferred to A-League strugglers, the Central Coast Mariners.

Last night, the Mariners, currently bottom of the League, beat Wellington Phoenix 3-1, with O'Donovan laying on the second goal. However, his performance was overshadowed by a gratuitous headbutt of Wellington defender Manny Muscat during the second half.

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Bafflingly, the referee decided a yellow card was sufficient punishment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvZ9wZlnIHw

Muscat himself could have been shown a red after lashing out with an elbow prior to the headbutt, an incident which drew blood from O'Donovan.

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