Jeremie Frimpong suffers ridiculous challenge at Fir Park and the Celtic fans aren't happy

By David Walton

November 8, 2020

The Celtic supporters were left furious after right-back Jeremie Frimpong suffered a nasty challenge from Motherwell’s Devante Cole at Fir Park this afternoon.

The flashpoint occurred midway through the second 45, with Frimpong in possession down the right flank. Cole could then be seen jumping in as he fired his studs into the Celtic man’s leg.

Frimpong could be seen in some discomfort and eventually had to be subbed with around 20 minutes of the game to go. Hatem Elhamed came on in his place and provided a fine assist for Mohamed Elyounoussi’s late third.

Referee Andrew Dallas spotted the incident, but inexplicably only provided Motherwell striker Cole with a yellow card. That’s despite the fact Frimpong was writhing in agony and that it happened right in front of the fourth official.

Celtic star Jeremie Frimpong suffered a nasty knock vs Motherwell (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It’s not the first time the Dutch youngster has suffered from some hefty treatment this season. Being one of Celtic’s main attacking outlets, the wing-back appears to be targeted regularly given that strength isn’t one of his main traits.

But it’ll be interesting to see how he recovers from this in the long-term. Celtic only have Elhamed there as cover, and given his recent injury concerns, that could end up giving Neil Lennon a bit of a headache.

Thankfully, the Hoops will now break up for international duty, giving Frimpong some time to mend his knock. Celtic return to action in just under two weeks with another must-win clash against Hibernian at Easter Road.

Meanwhile, the Celtic fans are irate with today’s latest dangerous tackle on Frimpong. Here’s a look at some of their reaction, with Dallas firmly called out for failing to call the incident correctly:

In other news, Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson’s verdict on this afternoon’s game is absolutely laughable.