The man from The Times has admitted that the internet bampots are now setting the news agenda.
Thanks to Twitter, Celtic fans had a platform to share their views on the recent Glasgow derby, the old style cover up was blind-sided.
With terrestrial television limited to a couple of minutes of highlights there was little prospect of any in-depth analysis of John Beaton’s performance.
Michael Grant thinks a wild kick in the haw-maws doesn’t endanger a player’s safety, nor standing on someone’s spine with studs, not grabbing someone’s testicles – the latter an act which otherwise gets you on the Sex Offenders list. Imagine someone did that to him? pic.twitter.com/3NUrBY06BC
— Slimshady (@Slimshady1961) January 9, 2019
Twitter went to work highlighting three high profile mistakes by the match referee with two other attacks by the Colombian highlighted online. Celtic were made aware of the anger of their fans over the events at Ibrox which added to the long list of dubious decisions from Beaton in matches involving Celtic.
When the SFA whispered to favoured outlets that no action would be taken against Morelos Twitter erupted with a fresh wave of anger which resulted in a statement from Celtic requesting the publication of Beaton’s match report. Six days after the statement the SFA have still to respond with social media anxiously looking out for the next move.