Robbie Neilson still hilariously fuming about Celtic Park; Crawford Allan called out live on-air

By John McGinley

December 5, 2021

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson is still hilariously fuming about what went on at Celtic Park on Thursday night, even in his pre-match interview today.

Neilson made some absurd comments in the wake of a win for Ange Postecoglou’s side, suggesting he’d go to jail if he said what he really thought about matters.

BBC Radio Scotland have been like a dog with a bone with their coverage of a supposedly controversial Kyogo Furuhashi goal and unbelievably asked Neilson about it again this afternoon as Hearts prepared to face Livingston.

Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images

Neilson still isn’t happy and even called out head of refereeing at the Scottish FA Crawford Allan for his strange radio interview on Saturday.

The Hearts boss told the broadcaster: “I was surprised because I tried to get in contact with Crawford on Friday morning and was told he hadn’t seen the game and wouldn’t be available until Friday the 10th due to annual leave.

“So I took that to be and then I heard him on the radio explaining it, having watched the game and (having) spoken to the referee so that was pretty disappointing.

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“I would have liked a wee bit of clarification before I listened to the radio and from what I took from it he kind of backed up what we thought after the game.

“I tried a couple of times to speak to the SFA. I might get something next week. We’ll wait and see.”

While it’s funny that Neilson is still carrying a grudge, it does show up the absurdity of Allan’s media appearance yesterday.

Apparently, he was in hiding on Friday but more than happy to speak about decisions that go for Celtic on national radio the next day. Odd, very odd.

I presume he’ll be live on BBC Sportsound tomorrow to talk about today’s terrible officiating at Tannadice. Won’t he?

In other news, Celtic star has just proven everyone wrong again.