Andy Walker freely admits that in his playing days he had no qualms over going to ground in the penalty box.
As a professional sportsman, playing for points, trophies and bonus money winning was everything as he headed into the penalty box looking for that yard of space to shoot at goal or create a chance for a team-mate.
Albian Ajeti has been the centre of a week long focus since the SFA charged him with simulation, for reasons best known to themselves Celtic put the striker in front of the media yesterday to keep the issue simmering along.
The Sky Sports cameras and ‘Trial by Sportscene’ put Ajeti in the dock but if every fixture got the same attention Walker believes that the SFA would be holding appeals every day of the week.
He told Sky Sports:
If a referee determines that the player is guilty of trying to ’cause a match official to make an incorrect decision’, he is of course within his rights to issue a yellow card. I must say it doesn’t make any sense for that same incident to be looked at again and it’s suddenly worthy of a two-game ban.
Believe me, every team has a player who’s capable of winning a debatable foul, free-kick, or penalty. And every club is happy to accept a soft penalty when they get one but consistently outraged when it goes against them.
Calling out the opposition for ‘cheating’ when all clubs have players capable of the same offence is very hypocritical.
The Ajeti case comes up in-between the SFA handing out retrospective two match suspensions to Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe.