Celtic supporters appalled by Devante Cole incident during Motherwell match
Celtic supporters aren’t happy with the refereeing during Saturday’s match against Motherwell, feeling that Devante Cole should have seen red for a challenge on Ismaila Soro.
The Motherwell man appeared to kick out at the Ivorian midfielder, leaving him lying in a heap on the Celtic Park pitch.
Official Nick Walsh did see the incident as he blew for a foul and dished out a yellow card, but it couldn’t have really been a more blatant red in the eyes of some supporters.
Scottish officials have been under a heavy spotlight in recent weeks, missing a number of on the pitch incidents that have later required a Scottish FA panel to adjudicate on.
There’s also frustration on the Celtic side after Scott Brown was cited retrospectively for a nothing ‘elbow’ and Albian Ajeti was charged with simulation, much to Neil Lennon’s disappointment.
If a Celtic player had kicked an opponent in the abdomen with no attempt to play the ball, what would the reaction have been?
That’s the question many fans are now asking themselves after yesterday’s match as footage of the incident circulated online.
It will be interesting to see if as much media attention is given to this challenge as some of the others in Scottish football over the last few weeks.
These supporters have taken to social media to share their thoughts on it all this weekend…
At what point are they going to start citing the referees, they are looking straight at these decisions every week https://t.co/Q4srGM9U2e
— Oban (@obanwatch) February 6, 2021
Not a red card in Scotland!! 😂🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/ER07KKW54w
— Gary B 🌹 (@MrGdawg88) February 6, 2021
How is this no a red card?🤷🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/MKH6gXQ1BN
— Paul Reilly (@pr3illy) February 6, 2021
Not one bit of coverage of this on sportscene https://t.co/rZeiC6pYvL
— James Morrison (@jmorrison031) February 6, 2021
Absolute joke 🍀 https://t.co/HKCx4kKYdi
— Scott (@harveybhoy26) February 7, 2021
Scottish referees have jumped the shark this season. https://t.co/jrJkgpABWw
— Daniel O’Connell 🇮🇪+🏴=🍀 (@DanielOConnel18) February 6, 2021
How’s that no a straight red 🤷♂️😂 https://t.co/z6TF3T5ObH
— B (@Aoifes_daddy) February 6, 2021
Scott brown got sent off for less only a few weeks ago, there were always a few tackles on him today but I suppose that’s ok because it’s all against Celtic aye ? https://t.co/5uubTEIYY0
— Lyndsay Mckellar (@MckellarLyndsay) February 6, 2021