Chris Sutton has given ‘well known Hearts fan’ Ewan Cameron an online slap after the radio presenter tried to move on Operation Deflection.
Celtic’s request for John Beaton to explain some of his decisions at Ibrox last Saturday has shone an uncomfortable light into the Scottish games with the usual suspects drawing rank.
First up it was the old ‘called in the cops’ routine with Cameron trying to go down the conspiracy route trying to solicit a bite from Sutton.
You and all the fans who think that it’s ok to kick players in the nuts and stamp and then think it’s ok for the SFA not to deal with it as they should are wrong. As the Celtic statement said we all want to understand why no action was taken. It’s not difficult… https://t.co/pYZXiZJoH5
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) January 5, 2019
He said Lennon brings attacks on himself. He’s best ignored
— Ammyhi (@glaschuhammy86) January 5, 2019
Full transcript of course not, only going on what was released ‘But all three incidents were seen in there entirety by match official John Beaton so no retrospective action can take place on this basis’ therefore I would assume he was asked what he saw, wouldn’t you?
— Tosh McKinley (@Tosh1967) January 5, 2019
Beaton’s performance has been highlighted outside of Scotland with other media observers amazed at the decisions during the match and the decision not to take retrospective action.
On Friday Celtic made their first comment in three years about refereeing matters, requesting a meeting with SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell and the Head of Refereeing John Fleming.
Beaton was involved in a number of mysterious decisions during 2018, at Tynecastle in August he refused to take any action against Steven Naismith after the Hearts forward kicked out at a grounded Jonny Hayes then leaned over to shout at the Irishman.