Celtic fans were in agreement with Robbie Neilson about strange decisions in last night’s match against Hearts- but they were looking at different incidents.
The Tynecastle gaffer was raging about the goal scored by Celtic, convinced that it should have been disallowed for offside while former Hearts captain Christoph Berra watched multiple replays and declared that it was too close to call.
Once again Bobby Madden managed to award more free-kicks against Celtic despite Ange Postecoglou’s side having the majority of possession. With the hoops on the ball 69% of the time they managed to commit 12 fouls while Hearts had nine fouls awarded against them.
In the early minutes Barrie Mackay had a kick at the shins of Tony Ralston without any action taken. Peter Haring almost literally had a running battle with Tom Rogic throughout the match but barely had a free-kick awarded against him.
It took until the 85th minute for Madden to reach for a card, showing Adam Montgomery a yellow for a foul that was no worse than many that had gone unpunished.
Madden certainly made puzzling decisions, in his previous appointment he sent off Funso Ojo after he had been struck by a Dundee United fan that had raced from his seat to confront the Aberdeen midfielder.
? “There were a few decisions there that were a wee bit strange… we need to come here and play doubly well to get the points”.
Robbie Neilson is unhappy with the officiating in Hearts’ 1-0 loss to Celtic. pic.twitter.com/ALzhhCll69
— Clyde 1 Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) December 2, 2021
Did he remember this one.. would have put us 2-1 up at Tynecastle pic.twitter.com/YCUxTnGFtg
— sureitsagrandold (@cellic1888) December 2, 2021
Goal disallowed and Andy Halliday should have been off too I wonder if Robbie Neilson remembers these ones ? pic.twitter.com/JPwrlsZlxo
— Scot ferns (@scot_ferns) December 2, 2021
Away back to Murrayfield ya melt! Rugby tackles, studs up and drag downs….all part of your game knowing Madden wouldn’t pull you up.
— Paul Cochrane NBE ???? (@mrdissent) December 3, 2021
Constant fouls by the same players no cards, the only card he gave was the young sub Montgomery for nothing more that a slide in across the Hearts players run about 35 yards out from the hearts goal.
— frank walsh (@walsh2509) December 3, 2021
Rewind to the game at tynecastle when halliday never even got booked for a red card tackle on mcgregor and we had a perfectly good goal chopped off ,incidentally by madden ,strange decisions then but did Neilson forget about them
— fitzy (@fitzymabhoy) December 2, 2021
Nae bother pic.twitter.com/t9F6CsOVFd
— Stephen (@Stephen55767497) December 3, 2021
Hammer throwers hearts
— owen mcnee (@owenmcnee) December 3, 2021
Embarrassing comments from neilson.
— div asteroid (@digmcghee) December 3, 2021
Haring should have been booked for persistent fouling in the 1st 20 minutes…..he didn’t mention that.
— Mike Wazowski (@mikewizz1960) December 3, 2021
Dry yer eyes. If hadn’t have been for Craig Gordon, many blocked shots and some poor finishing hearts would been badly beaten. Well deserved 3 points for the Celts.
— TommyT?????????????????? (@TimlinTommy) December 2, 2021