"Hearts should be awarded the points" - Ridiculous Celtic Park fall-out continues
Former Hearts Chairman Leslie Deans reckons last week’s clash at Celtic Park should be replayed or even awarded to the Jambos, as the ridiculous fall-out continues.
Nearly a week has passed since Kyogo first-half goal downed Robbie Neilson’s men and earned the Hoops an important three points.
Ever since that 33rd minute strike, controversy has reigned supreme, with Celtic apparently incredibly fortunate to win the game.
And now Deans, who was Jambos Chairman between 1994 and 1999, has taken things even further than anyone before.
“I’m absolutely staggered that there has been no public apology from Celtic to Hearts, Barrie McKay or both,” he told the Edinburgh Evening News, in regards to McKay being hit by a bottle during the second-half.
“A player in their stadium has been assaulted at least once, possibly more. It’s staggering that they have not commented.
“You can well understand that Celtic are embarrassed by this but the fact is it happened.
“The very least that should happen here is that the game should be replayed. In fact, there is an argument to say Hearts should be awarded the points.
“The goal wasn’t just offside, it was a quite a distance offside. I’ve watched these things for 60 years and you get told decisions like that even themselves out. I’m still waiting for them to even themselves out.”
Leslie Deans comments on Celtic are totally unfair
Well, at least Mr Deans is finally getting over last Thursday night. It’s not as if almost a week has passed and Hearts have won since then.
The Barrie McKay incident was regrettable, but to suggest that the game should be replayed, or awarded to Hearts, is incredibly bad judgement.
Deans has no idea of the personal correspondence between Celtic and Barrie McKay, so it is unfair of him to comment on it.
The offside wasn’t clear by anyone’s calculation, so we can only assume Mr Deans struggles with the offside rule too.
The countdown is already on to Celtic’s next meeting with Hearts on Wednesday 26th January.
Tynecastle, under the lights that night, is going to be a very special place to be.