Robbie Neilson admitted that he’d end up in jail if he said what he thought about one decision from Bobby Madden last night.
The Hearts boss does like the sound of his own voice and deflection tactics, last night was no exception.
With a Hearts player snapping at his heels in the 71st minute Jota pulled up, after treatment on the park he was replaced by Mikey Johnston.
It was a bit unusual but hardly the sort of incident that would lead to any sane person ending up doing a custodial sentence.
In their after-match coverage BBC Scotland reported:
“I’d end up going to jail if I said what I really think about it,” adds Hearts boss Robbie Neilson when asked about Bobby Madden’s decision to go for a drop-ball after Jota’s injury.
“I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,” he adds. “The boy pulls his hamstring and the referee stops the game and gives them the ball back when we’re going to counter-attack. But that’s Scottish football… You’re in Glasgow.”
If Neilson had been watching the first half he’d have noticed Stephen Welsh winning a challenge with Josh Ginnelly, the Hearts player decided to fall over with Madden stopping play then restart with a drop ball to Celtic. Presumably the Hearts boss didn’t have thoughts that would lead him to jail about that incident.
With or without Anger Management training Neilson will take Hearts to face Livingston on Sunday.