With just a few minutes of actual highlights to show as part of their broadcasting deal BBC Scotland like to make the most of their access to SPFL fixtures.
Both incidents were discussed by their on-sofa pundits, the incidents were replayed and on Thursday the SFA cited Ajeti for simulation with Celtic appealing against a two match suspension.
Be interested to see the media attention this brings.
Celtic player kicks out like that, certain quarters would want jailed! pic.twitter.com/HwTYQ4DvJW
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Celtic won back-to-back games in the Scottish Premiership for the first time since December as they saw off a spirited Motherwell on Saturday.
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Yesterday in the closing minutes of Celtic’s 2-1 win over Motherwell BBC Scotland were presented with another incident and refereeing decision that seemed at least as controversial as the midweek Celtic penalty.
After Ismaila Soro tussled Devante Cole off the ball that Motherwell man ended up falling onto his backside. As he was falling back Cole decided to back heel his opponent, striking Soro in the stomach.
Referee Nick Walsh decided that it was a yellow card. Perhaps like Kemar Roofe he might find out that the SFA have been less lenient with the challenge but it wasn’t to be shared with viewers of Sportscene.
It is sometimes claimed that the SFA subscribe to Trial by Sportscene, if that is true the opposite also applies, if Sportscene opt not to include an incident in highlights the chances are that Cole has got away with one. Perhaps if the attack had come from Brown it might have made its way into the highlights package.