The planned Celtic response to Scottish FA shambles

By John McGinley

February 4, 2021

Celtic plan to appeal the decision from the Scottish FA to charge Albian Ajeti for simulation.

As we discussed earlier today, the Swiss international faces a two-match suspension after the Bhoys won a penalty against Kilmarnock on Tuesday night.

He is deemed to have conned the referee to win the spot-kick.

A three-man panel of former grade one referees dished out the charge after reviewing footage.

It was a harsh decision in my view. Yes, the penalty may have been on the soft side but it’s hardly the kind of ‘diving’ that merits a suspension.

Ajeti is only just getting up to speed and now his momentum is at risk of being completely halted again. It’s a blow after his fine late goal in Ayrshire.

The Glasgow Times now reports that Celtic plan to appeal the decision. A fast-track hearing will be set for Monday, February 8th where Ajeti will find out his fate.

We haven’t had much to agree with when it comes to the club’s actions this season but Celtic are taking the correct stance here.

Albian Ajeti scores for Celtic / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Ajeti penalty is one you see given all over Scotland throughout a season. It doesn’t require all this subsequent drama.

Hopefully, the SFA see sense and we hear this has been thrown out on Monday.

In other news, rival fans have been hilariously wound up by Scott Brown.