Celtic skipper Scott Brown claims he would have been handed an extended ban had he made the same challenge Andrew Davies put in on him last week.
The Ross County captain will serve the statutory two-match suspension after he was sent packing in the first half of the Ladbrokes Premiership clash at Parkhead after a lunge which caught his Celtic counterpart in a sensitive area.
Ahead of the trip to Hamilton on Sunday, Brown joked: “I’m not too bad. I didn’t want any more kids anyway, he has probably done me a favour.”
However, when asked if Davies’ punishment sent out the wrong message, he said: “It is not for me to say, that’s for the SFA to discuss and sort out.
“But for me, if I would have done that it would have been a lot worse, it would have been in the papers for weeks on end and I would have been getting a five- or six-game ban.
“You want to tackle hard, you want to win the ball – it is a contact sport – but stamping on opponents when the ball is nowhere near you is definitely not being a hard man or going into a hard tackle.”