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Kenny Miller backs Kevin Clancy in Aberdeen penalty call

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Kenny Miller has backed Kevin Clancy’s decision to award Aberdeen a penalty at Celtic Park today.

With 33 minutes played David Bates took a heavy touch in the box and raced towards Liel Abada for a second touch.

Sensing what may happen the Celtic player opted out of putting in a tackle but Bates careered into Abada on his way to the ground.

Standing close to the incident referee Clancy pointed to the penalty spot to give Aberdeen the chance to draw level, Lewis Ferguson converted past Joe Hart.

Miller watched the action of Sportscene with the Daily Record picking up on his comments:

I would be raging if I wasn’t given it to be honest. There is contact. I know the defender has not initiated the contact, but as David Bates is running through both left legs collide.

There is 100 per cent contact there, and I think it is a penalty. It’s probably soft, but there has been contact, and obviously Lewis Ferguson stepped up with a calm and composed penalty

Jota had opened the scoring for Celtic in the 20th minute but the penalty knocked Celtic back just as they were threatening to extend their lead.

On the hour mark a Jonny Hayes clearance flew off Callum McGregor into the net for what turned out to be the winning goal.

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  • Dora says:

    Predictable response from KM, the goon!
    Almost as predictable as the wangers fans rioting, even when they’ve managed somehow (financial doping), to win something…what a klub!!!!

  • Bhoy4life says:

    So……if the guy defending didn’t initiate contact….the guy attacking has deliberately initiated contact to deceive the ref……..how’s that a penalty?
    It’s a booking ffs…

  • harold shand says:

    That’s why he’s there


    A .Back Rangers * to the hilt on everything

    B .Back any decision given against Celtic

  • Joe says:

    If nothing else Kenny Miller is an up front guy, but this comment is most definitely tongue in cheek!
    He knows this is not a penalty and is a yellow card for Bates.
    Kenny also knows that Clancy is so anti-Celtic it’s embarrassing for him!
    Fact: no penalty and a yellow card if it was a real ref.

  • Alan Melrose says:

    Clancy shouldn’t be refereeing at top-league level. Never in a million years is it a penalty & he has to be shown his mistake so he fully understands – and then he should be informed that further errors of judgement on such a dreadful scale will raise questions on his suitability to take charge of SFA affiliated matches. It wasn’t even up for debate whether it’s a penalty – it just isn’t, pure & simple & crystal clear.

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