Celtic fans react as Simunovic escapes retrospective punishment

Jozo Simunovic has escaped any further punishment from the SFA for his midweek challenge on Hibernian’s Oli Shaw, as reported by The Daily Record.

The Croatian centre-back was referred to the much-discussed SFA disciplinary process following Wednesday’s game. But after the footage was reviewed on Friday, it was decided the big defender’s challenge did not constitute violent conduct.

He is now free to play in Sunday’s vital Scottish Cup clash against St. Johnston at Celtic Park.

Despite dropping down the pecking order under Brendan Rodgers this season, Simunovic will be needed to solidify the Celtic defence while Filip Benkovic and Dedryck Boyata continue to recover from their recent injuries.

On Friday the Hoops boss suggested that he did not believe the defender’s challenge warranted retrospective punishment, and Celtic fans weren’t slow to give their opinions on news of Simunovic avoiding it. Here’s a look at how they reacted on social media…