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Watch the handball penalty claim that John Beaton missed as Celtic beat Motherwell

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Celtic laboured their way to a 2-1 win over Motherwell to return to top place in the SPFL Premiership.

After losing 2-0 at St Mirren a fortnight ago a win was all important but the incompetence of John Beaton ensured that Ange Postecoglou’s side had to sweat their way through to the 95th minute with 10 men on the park.

Reo Hatate’s goal restored Celtic’s lead after a freakish own goal from Josip Juranovic cancelled out Kyogo Fruhashi’s opener.

In the 72nd minute it should have been game over with Celtic awarded a penalty amd Motherwell reduced to 10 men.

Callum McGregor’s quick throw in presented Liel Abada with the chance to put a cross into the goalmouth. Ricki Lamie know the danger, raised his arm to prevent the cross reaching the target and a promising Celtic move was ended.

John Beaton and his assistant had a clear view of the incident, Lamie’s arm was in a very un-natural position but the Lanarkshire based official decided to play on, deny Celtic a penalty and the second yellow card that would have saw Motherwell reduced to 10 men.

In the 88th minute there was nothing wrong with Beaton’s reactions as he showed a red card to Callum McGregot for what he deemed was denying Motherwell a goal scoring opportunity.

Had he reacted as well on Lamie’s handball Celtic would probably have been 3-1 up against 10 men and coasting through the last 20 minutes.

Instead an additional five minutes was played as the 10 men Celts hung on with McGregor suspended for next Saturday’s match away to St Johnstone.

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  • the maister says:

    It is like playing against twelve men. It really is!

  • Joe says:

    To say Beaton missed the handball is 100% inaccurate.
    He was looking right at it and saw it even more clearly than the tv camera angle did.
    He chose not to give it just as he chose not to have Motherwell reduced to ten, possibly even nine men.
    But was he ever quick to make sure Callum McGregor was shown a straight red for his professional foul, even though he wasn’t last man back.
    It’s never been a secret that Beaton is not only a cheat and anti-Celtic, he is also very pro-Sevco.
    He is the only man at that game today who saw reason to add five minutes after we were reduced to ten men.
    VAR won’t help corruption.

    • Jim Duffy says:

      Joe I’m like you mate what is going to change ,it will be beaton ,Dallas etc and all the Hun referees in charge of VAR so nothing will change in jockland,the best wee bigoted sectarian in the world,

  • Phelim grehan says:

    The Celtic board clearly bred to wake up on the John Beaton issue we face. He’s clearly cheating when he’s in charge of our games today was one of the worst yet. Two issues apart from the penalty were hart and Hatate goin down with head injuries he completely ignored. We can’t continue to ignore cheating Beaton god help us when he’s looking at a screen with var.

  • Stephen says:

    Can’t blame the Ref, Celtic board are to put up with this.

  • Seppington says:

    “Missed”? You mean “deliberately ignored”. Beaton is scum, end of.

  • Pan says:

    The usual cheating from Beaton.

  • Breed the head says:

    Nobody to blame.
    Our spineless coward jellyfish no spine rats 5 way agreement resolution 12 etc etc Nicholson is the same as them with there fat fingers stuck up there jacksies and fat wallets that’s all they give a toss about.

    • Jim Duffy says:

      Well said breed the heed,our country is corrupt and don’t get fooled by Nicky sturgeon, remember the sno were always and still are tartan Tories.

  • andrew mcdowall says:

    AV seen them pens given but the ref is the boss

  • larsson7 says:

    Andrew you need to go to Specsavers,
    As others are saying he should never be near a Celtic game,complain in a position of strength.he knows what he’s doing.he’s laughing at us.what goes around comes I’m not sure in this case
    2015 Scottish Cup semi final,Celtic complained,still waiting……….

  • Jim Duffy says:

    We can complain all we like ,but until
    the Celtic board start complaining , nothing will change ie like the Celtic board ,this bias refereeing has went on as long as I can remember, Celtic board the same inaction as I can remember,We need to call out these referees but I doubt it ,I think the SFA and the SPFL have got lawell and Celtic by the baws.

  • Jim Duffy says:

    That is obviously a handball but we should be putting teams like Motherwell to the sword ,wtf is going on if calmac hadn’t have took one for the team murderwell could have equalised, where are we going ,these last 2 SPFL games were really hard ,bearing in mind we’ve got the best players in the league?

  • Michael mcaulay Conway says:

    No more than I expect from Scottish refs where Celtic are concerned,corrupt springs to mind

  • Clachnacuddin and the Hoops says:

    That is the reason why I no longer go to Parkhead ! – I cannot hand over ma money to a bent sport and my club are too spineless to say anything at all…

    I do spend the equivalent of the season ticket on merchandise and Celtic themed booze so the club still gain but at least the product I get in return isn’t bent !

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