Footage revealed of Jake Connor’s red card for Hull FC in win over Wakefield Trinity

Jake Connor was given his marching orders on Sunday afternoon by referee Marcus Griffiths as Hull FC narrowly overcame Wakefield Trinity at Belle Vue.

With the match delicately poised with 14 minutes remaining, Connor hit Trinity’s Lee Gaskell high as the halfback made a break down the middle of the field.

Connor was subsequently sent off, giving Wakefield the field position necessary to reduce the deficit to just four points at 16-12.

That was how the score finished as some steely Hull defence ensured the home side were kept out.

Now, thanks to the Super League Show on BBC, fans have been able to give the incident and form their own view of the foul and whether it was indeed a red.

You can watch the incident here.

However, Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson did not need a second look to formulate his rule after the game on Sunday and believed it was a yellow in the light of the current rules, although he did admit he didn’t see it too well.

“I think whenever there is a change in this we’ve gone from zero to a hundred and it will take a couple of weeks to understand what a red card is,” Hodgson said.

“I didn’t think it was a red card when it happened – I thought with the current climate it was a yellow but there was no intent even though he caught him high.”

Hull face St Helens on Saturday afternoon live on Channel 4.

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