The first half incident did not draw the attention of referee John Beaton, however, it was a hot topic of debate between Chris Sutton and Ally McCoist during the half-time analysis on Premier Sports, with the pair disagreeing over whether Naismith should have been sent off.
McCoist said: "I didn't think it was a red card. He tries to get out the road. I don't think he's deliberately standing on him. I think he's maybe tried to step over him and he's caught him.”
Sutton took a different view, replying: "He's a lucky boy. It's a red card. You can't stand on somebody. At what point does he try to get out of the road?"