Date: 5th January 2019 at 8:24pm
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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.

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.