Some Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to fume over the referee’s decision not to award their side at least one penalty in the disappointing 1-1 draw against Hibernian.
The draw has allowed Rangers to make up some ground in the title race, and it seems as if some Celtic supporters think one man was the blame for their side dropping points.
Kristoffer Ajer’s own goal in the eighth minute gifted Hibernian an early lead, before Ryan Christie’s 11th goal of the season saw the Bhoys equalise.
It was a moment when Christie was brought down in the penalty area that Neil Lennon cited as one of two incidents in which his side should’ve been awarded a spot kick – Moritz Bauer was also upended in the area, but both claims fell on deaf ears.
One fan said that the referee was “shocking”, while another called him a “no good cheat” – as you can see, they’re not happy with the official’s work.
Let’s take a look at some more of the Twitter reaction…
Irritating game. Concede freak goal, two stonewall pens not given, Forster doesn’t have to make a save and we STILL create chances we should have scored from.
— Dominik Diamond (@DominikDiamond) September 28, 2019
— Kyle Partridge (@KylePartridge3) September 28, 2019
Clancy is a no good cheat cost #celtic 2 penalties today both stonewallers, booked our players for non fouls while hibs players hacked at ours players to pieces. There needs to be a total reform of referees & referee performance by @ScottishFA. @CelticFC #celticfamily #celticfc
— @CelticBhoy1888 (@Celt_Bhoy1888) September 28, 2019
Shocking g decision by referee. Definite penalty for #Celtic
— Peter Corr (@petercorr) September 28, 2019
— Jay Brutal (@JamesBrittle) September 29, 2019
— michael colquhoun (@michaelcolquho7) September 28, 2019