Celtic fans were dismissive of the SFA after a Not Proven charge was returned against Albian Ajeti’s simulation charge.
It seems that hours have been spent on a case that has no evidence but with a spate of issues involving players at Ibrox it looks like a strange case of being seen to act even handed with the two Glasgow clubs.
Not Proven is a unique Scottish Legal outcome that has come in for criticism down the years, giving the courts the ability to effectively opt out of making a decision.
Ajeti’s charge followed a televised match at Kilmarnock with the penalty reviewed in great detail by Sky Sports and BBC Scotland. Most pundits came to the conclusion that there was contact from Colin Doyle leading to the view that they’d ‘seen them given’.
Two days after the match the SFA came up with the simulation charge which Neil Lennon instantly rejected, contact had been proven so although it may be soft to some fans it certainly wasn’t a case of simulation.
Ajeti is now clear to play against St Mirren tomorrow night but over the last week his reputation has been tarnished with referees likely to be more hesitant any time that he is fouled, inside or outside the penalty box.
? BREAKING: Celtic striker Albian Ajeti will not face a suspension after his charge for simulation was ‘not proved’ at a Scottish FA tribunal. pic.twitter.com/MeXYgUPfMJ
— Clyde 1 Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) February 9, 2021
Makes you wonder why it was even raised…to deflect from rangers third missed red card in about 8 weeks probably. 100% of rangers red cards have been issued after they finished the game with 11 players
— Tokin Jester (@Tokin_Jester) February 9, 2021
Ridiculous in the first place. Waste of time and money ????
— Kevin O’Hara (@hapyshoper79) February 9, 2021
Not Proven = Trumped Up Charge Without Evidence Blasted Out The Water
— ? Gastro Celtic ? (@Gastro_Celtic) February 9, 2021
Of course not, it was just stupidity of the highest order to begin with. I mean, it’s not like he stamped on anyone or something like that. Which seems to be a bit of a trend at the moment, or for a while now in some cases.
— ????? ???????? (@PrinceOfLurg) February 9, 2021
Hand on ankle, penalty.
Open and shut case.
Now over to Roofe’s potential leg breaker, Cole’s flying kick, and the elbow on Welsh……
— ? ????? ? (@DanManCelt) February 9, 2021
Common sense prevails?
— DJB (@Bhoy1888Celtic1) February 9, 2021
— Chris Brown (@C_Brown79) February 9, 2021