“Not happy with Lorch’s discipline, he almost cost us the game. I was not happy with the Mhango substitution but Rulani is our coach and he knows what he is doing, up the Bucs”
These were the sentiments of SL Supporter @sticksmorewa following Orlando Pirates narrow 3-2 win over Polokwane City on Tuesday evening.
While fans were ecstatic about the win, Thembinkosi Lorch’s red card had put a damper on the spirits after an altercation with Puleng Tlolane, who also received his marching orders.
On the contrary, SL Supporter @Nelinha1 feels that ‘Nyoso’ was the innocent party and did not deserve to be sent off.
“Lorch did nothing where from where I was watching, he was fouled, got kicked with the ball and reacted towards his counterpart. Why was he kicked with the ball? He got head butted, Lorch did not deserve the red shown to him as he did not retaliate to Tlolane.”
Lorch’s coach Rulani Mokwena revealed that he was not particularly pleased with the behaviour of the reigning Absa Premiership Player of the Year and that it cannot be condoned.
Do you think Lorch was deserving of a red card or did the referee make a mistake?