After the SFA informed their preferred media outlets that their Compliance Officer is investigating comments made by Tom Boyd Celtic have turned to The Sun to reply.
While fans looked at the club’s twitter account for a response nothing appeared other than news about the Scotland u-21 squad and a link to a match report on Celtic Ladies.
The club’s own website made no mention of the Compliance Officer but readers to The Sun were informed:
Responding to the news of an investigation into Boyd’s comments a Celtic statement read: “We have had absolutely no contact from the SFA in relation to this matter and, given the context and circumstances in which the comments were made, would be astonished if the matter were to be progressed. If it is, then we will respond robustly.”
It seems that the Compliance Officer has responded to media pressure by informing them that Boyd’s comments are being reviewed. A formal charge looks highly unlikely as the story moves through the usual stages before being sidelined.
The outcry over Boyd’s comments has conveniently overlooked John Beaton’s failure to notice a hand-ball in the penalty box that should have resulted in a penalty to Celtic.
Whether it was last season or this season’s handball rule it was a clear penalty to Celtic with Beaton indicating that he believed that the player had used his head to deflect the ball for a corner.
Saturday’s match was Beaton’s first appointment at Celtic Park this year.