Date: 12th February 2018 at 6:54am
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Almost un-noticed during Saturday’s match against Partick Thistle Tomas Cerny got off scot-free with an incredible assault on Moussa Dembele.

In clear view of Steven McLean the Thistle keeper collected the ball in his six yard box and for extra security aimed a kick at the striker’s chest.

According to the Laws of the Game Cerny should have been red carded with Celtic awarded a penalty.

For whatever reason, perhaps applying ‘common sense’ in his own mind McLean shrugged his shoulders and waved play on.

In this instance Celtic were good enough to overcome an official unwilling to apply the laws of the game. If Thistle had scored a goal or two more McLean would have been in the spotlight.

Back in 2015 he took a similar approach when Celtic were playing Inverness Caley Thistle.

With Celtic already a goal up McLean watched Josh Meekings punch clear a net bound header from Leigh Griffiths.

The Highland side took heart from that decision, realised that it was their day and won 3-2 in extra-time.

It seems that McLean struggles to apply the laws of the game, a long spell taking charge of matches in the lower divisions might help his understanding of the Rules.