As Celtic steamrolled to a 3-0 success at Hamilton yesterday, Rangers were left still wiping the sweat off their heads after getting away with one against Hibs.
The Easter Road side should’ve had two penalties at Ibrox yesterday. The most blatant being a clear high boot from Ianis Hagi on Joe Newell right in front of Willie Collum. Of course, you don’t need me to tell you whether it was given or not. Of course it wasn’t.
Rangers would narrowly win the game 1-0 and take a big three points. Celtic would then ease the fires later on with a comfortable win at New Douglas Park.
However, we didn’t have it our own way for long spells. Celtic were dominant and created chances all game, but it took a penalty of our own to break Hamilton down.
Edouard worked a really good position inside the penalty area and tried to loft it over Kyle Gourlay. After the ball had been played, Accies’ Aaron Martin took the Celtic man down. Don Robertson awarded a penalty and the Frenchman slammed home.
Celtic just too good for Accies on the day
That led to later goals from Leigh Griffiths and David Turnbull. With the game well and truly wrapped up, Celtic were able to enjoy a fifth consecutive win in all competitions. The main talking point of the day being the fact Rangers should’ve been punished by got away with it.
However, instead, the Ibrox support wanted to have a pop at our penalty. With referee Don Robertson being called all sorts and Celtic being accused of cheating, it was the typical garbage you associate with this kind of stuff.
As for the penalty itself, I thought it was a touch harsh. But you can clearly see Martin take Edouard out after the ball has been played. They aren’t always given, but in the letter of the law, it’s a penalty.
Of course that didn’t stop our rivals from having a meltdown about it yesterday. Perhaps they’re feeling the heat as Celtic start to turn it on whilst their team is starting to scrape past opponents.
They were happy to allow irony to bypass them. They weren’t interested in discussing the penalties they should’ve given away. Nope, we couldn’t have that. Instead it was all about how lucky we are and that we’re getting all the help we can get. The pressure is starting to get to them.
Honestly, just take a look at some of the rival fan reaction to our penalty yesterday:
Don Robertson is a cheat, pen changes the whole game, scandalous decision. Wont be mentioned in the press, we just need to keep winning! 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— RYAN KEMP (@kempomado1) December 26, 2020
Seen the uproar about hibs apparent penalty today not much about the dive from edouard tho? Truely embarrassing 😂😂
— Laura 💙 (@Ljt10x) December 27, 2020
He’s totally right celtic where gifted the first goal https://t.co/OpZGePMCGS
— ANDY LACEY🇬🇧 (@knighthawk1970) December 26, 2020
Penalty Fc given a helping hand from Celtc season ticket holder Don Robertson.
— BC💙✋🏼🗡🛡 (@BookerChattings) December 26, 2020
He knows whats at stake
— slates78 (@WillieS38914473) December 26, 2020
Penalty but after he missed the chance Don Robertson helping his team out 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— 🇬🇧Coplandbear🇬🇧™ (@Coplandbear1872) December 26, 2020
Refs are questionable… how dodgy was the penalty celtic got today when they were struggling to break down Hamilton 😂😂 some self awareness required
— Hedgie86 🇬🇧 (@stu__1873) December 27, 2020