John Paul Taylor took a light-hearted swipe at Leslie Deans and opened the door on a string of complaints from Celtic fans.
It seems that last week’s win for Ange Postecoglou’s side over the Hearts has been too much for some pundits who’ve gone out of their way to find fault with the outcome.
Claims that Kyogo Furuhashi’s goal should have been ruled out for offside have still to be met with conclusive proof- Scottish football has been very slow to embrace VAR.
Throwing of objects at Barrie Mackay was very regrettable but sadly it is far from a rare incident, there hasn’t been many claims for matches to be replayed when it has occurred.
Deans, a former Hearts chairman, made the claim with Taylor, Celtic’s Supporters Liaison Officer commenting soon after without direct reference to the claim from Deans.
With so much criticism and in some cases hysteri being thrown Celtic’s way the club has said absolutely nothing.
Ange Postecoglou will meet the media tomorrow to preview the Europa League tie against Real Betis but so far the hoops boss has shown little appetite to tackle refereeing issues.
Looks like we’re going to have a fixture pile up due to all the games being replayed for incorrect decisions against us in recent seasons ??
— Celtic FC SLO (@CelticFCSLO) December 7, 2021
— Barry Anderson (@BarryAnderson_) December 7, 2021
Joking aside, what are the club going to do about open season on our players by the officials, media and countless empty talking heads
— RhebelRhebel (@RhebelRhebel) December 7, 2021
Superb JP. Please can you ask ‘the club’ when they are going to make a stand v the weekly assaults on our players? Also, v the continued nonsense being spouted by media, ref heads etc against Celtic & their players? Time to make a stand
— Martin W (@mwillmott68) December 7, 2021
As funny as this is mate can they club not speak out against what has been said over last couple of days in media about Kyogo. The fans don’t think much of the board as it is, by staying silent on this issue is just increasing frustration fans have with board
— Colin Jordan (@colinjordan1203) December 7, 2021
Think the silence from the club is poor. Why has the club never dealt with the Beaton incident. He shouldn’t be near celtic or rangers again
— Paulo ? (@PauloS1967) December 7, 2021
Jp when will the club actually speak out about this? The last week has been a shambles. Never seen so much fallout from one decision.
— Daniel (@danielcassidy67) December 7, 2021
JP the club have a duty of care for players id say; said few seasons ago players were being assaulted basically with nothing from the club or officials. It culminated in Ryan Christie getting his head caved in against Aberdeen.
— Southdownbhoy (@southdownbhoy11) December 7, 2021
?? Nice one, JP. Always retain your sense of humour, in the madhouse that is Scottish fitba. ?
— Celtic Symphony (@DM8883) December 7, 2021
Your take is on it exactly the same as mine JPT, treat it like the joke that it is.https://t.co/EuYDkjgng7
— TheCelticBlog (@CelticBlog2018) December 7, 2021
We need an update from Crawford allan
— 9inaRowHereWeGo (@7inaRowHereWeGo) December 7, 2021
Thing is when are the club going to stand up for our players ,be it on the park or in the press, being attacked and our directors say nothing
— TONY CARROLL (@papatony7) December 7, 2021
Joking aside JP, are the club going to do something or are they just going to stay silent?
— Nicky ????? (@NickyNackyNoooo) December 7, 2021