It seems that Tom Boyd’s comments about John Beaton have ruffled a few feathers.
The former Celtic skipper shared his views on Celtic TV as the Lanarkshire based referee missed a blatant handball by Josh Coley as he raced to block a shot from Mikey Johnston during the first period of extra-time.
Coley raised his hand, struck the ball and deflected it for a corner. Whether it was last season or the new rules regarding handball it was a clear penalty as Bobby Madden demonstrated the previous night as Hearts beat Motherwell,
Rather than address the decision, or non-decision, the usual suspects decided to attack Boyd, presumably they are all subscribers to Celtic TV and not listening to second hand accounts.
The Usual Suspects: SMSM Edition.
Just need Ewan Cameron for a full house. pic.twitter.com/oQe4tRP2xS
— Celtic F1rst (@CelticF1rst) August 18, 2019
Celtic had previously issued a statement about Beaton’s performance during the December Glasgow derby when Scott Brown, Ryan Christie and Tony Ralston all suffered attacks from Alfredo Morelos that went unpunished.
Last week Beaton issued a second yellow card to Sean Mackie of Hibs for handball as his side lost at Ibrox. Nir Bitton and four Dunfermline players including Paul Paton were booked during Celtic’s 2-1 win.