It seems the only thing it takes to unite Celtic and the fans together is a spat with the Scottish FA.
Supporters have been at the throat of the club all week, and rightly so, but on Thursday both of them ended up in opposition with the Hampden decision-makers.
Albian Ajeti was retrospectively ‘charged’ for simulation after winning a penalty against Kilmarnock on Tuesday night.
Clips and replays of the incident show definite contact with the goalkeeper. You could argue that Ajeti goes down easily and that the penalty award was soft.
However, that doesn’t mean the Swiss international is a deceptive cheat worthy of a ban. That’s absurd.
It can both not be a penalty and not a dive.
Celtic are reported to be appealing the decision, with a meeting scheduled for Monday.
So, finally, the club and the support are on the same page.
I’m sure that won’t last long as the continued silence about the club’s future goes on.
Still, it’s nice to have a good old fashioned social media storm for once, rather than this new fangled unrest at the Celtic shambles.
It will be interesting to hear what Neil Lennon has to say about it all tomorrow given his recent media stance of saying what he likes when he likes.
These supporters have taken to Twitter today to share their thoughts on it all…
That Ajeti decision is absolutely baffling
— Nicky Laing (@lickynaing) February 4, 2021
All this Ajeti being reviewed regarding the penalty is just a media squirrel to distract from Roofe`s horrendous challenge and the thug Morelos` stamp last week. 🤷♂️@CelticFC board better start speaking out when the club faces these ridiculous charges, time for silence is over. pic.twitter.com/o8ngY4irLv
— Tam (@TamMcKenna1888) February 4, 2021
For the avoidance of doubt. The goalkeeper definitely trips or attempted to trip Ajeti. Video shows that. It was careless as he had no need to dive in. pic.twitter.com/pT1bysiEG0
— Martin Cooper Kupp Smith (@TyroneBhoy) February 4, 2021
If the Club don’t do anything about Ajeti just another slap in face for the support
Destroying us from within for years & we didn’t notice because of all the success ( some did & were shot down for it )
— Ken Walsh (@quadruplebaby) February 4, 2021
No doubt in my mind that when rubbing at that speed and angle, pressure of any sort on that part of the body will make you fall.
Ajeti exaggerates it, but he is brought down. pic.twitter.com/rIQrMoyPg4
— Cal (@__CalMc) February 4, 2021
Celtic Twitter will do far more to back up Ajeti than the club
— CelticVines (@Celtic_Vines) February 4, 2021
So Ajeti’s foul against Kilmarnock.. when have you even seen a player face retrospective action regarding an alleged dive? Absolutely unbelievable this has been brought up and Celtic need to speak up.There was slight contact and the ref gave a pen..
What a joke the SFA are.
— Ryan Clifford (@Ryanclifford11) February 4, 2021
Charging Ajeti for this sets a very dangerous precedent… Was it soft? Possibly. A dive? Not for me.
We’re going to have to start charging a lot of strikers “looking” for penalties. https://t.co/LEnmymppLP
— Natasha (@natashameikle) February 4, 2021