The sending off on Tuesday was harsh but correct. In my view Perkins should be fined for getting the Red for such stupid actions.
Players all know that if you kick or throw the ball away you will be booked. However having had the opportunity just to leave the ball he chose not to. Yellow card inevitable especially with that ref.
Then within 90 seconds a deliberate handball. I had a great view and it was a blatant handball and in the circumstances again unnecessary. If we were 1 - 0 up at the time then worth it but at that point it was daft.
I know about heat of the moment etc but that will always be a reason for doing silly things and then having to suffer the consequences.
If we do not start to get a bit clever then the FA will impose the suspended fine, it might be too late anyway, and no doubt there will have to be a blanket collection or something to help find the money.
I can accept playuers getting booked/sent off for mis-timed tackles or professional fouls, that is part of the game. However stupid cards like Perkins got should not be defended, accepted or tolerated.
To end this rant how the ref missed their handball in the last minute also defies belief. If the score had been closer there would have been real rage from players (and crowd)... and perhaps more cards as a result of the protests. As it was only Abbey seemed to chase the ref and that ended in smiles.