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‘Not even hiding it’ Celtic fans slaughter Disadvantage Rule Madden

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It should have been a fairly straightforward night’s work but Bobby Madden managed to make his mark as Celtic beat Motherwell 3-0 to return to the top of the SPFL.

The Lanarkshire based referee introduced a new concept to the match as Motherwell tried to use their strong arm tactics to the max.

One fan described it as the Disadvantage Rule and Madden played it perfectly.

When a Celtic player was being fouled in a position far from goal Bobby would happily wave play on. When Celtic were breaking clear of the body checking and late lunges last night’s referee would drag play back for a foul that had largely gone unnoticed.

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Madden’s annoying decision making actually back-fired as he riled up the home support.

Midway through the first half James Forrest was barged off the ball with the Motherwell defender holding him for about four yards as he moved over towards the right flank.

When the referee waved play on the Celtic support was up out of their seats letting Madden know what they thought of his decision.

Within ten minutes Celtic had scored twice, shortly after the final whistle Celtic were top of the table, replacing the Ibrox club who drew 0-0 away to Hibs.

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