The BBC are pushing a narrative Celtic got the ‘BETTER’ decision of the weekend because a penalty wasn’t given against them in their 2-0 win against Motherwell.
The incident at the time looked ominous and you could forgive people in the heat of the moment and without seeing different angles of thinking Celtic got away with one.
Let me set the record straight – we didn’t get away with one and in fact, Celtic should have had a free kick.
Check out the clip a Motherwell fan posts, an inconclusive video of who actually touches the ball with their hand. Boli and Van Veen both have their hand up as the ball comes down.
Wee Willie Collum would have given us that as a penalty pic.twitter.com/ZzgHHNRm24
— PaisleySteelman (@PaisleySteelman) October 16, 2021
Motherwell wanted a penalty, they didn’t get it. But let’s look at the reverse angle and we can quite clearly see Van Veen is the man who has controlled the ball with his hand.
— Good Guy Barry (@Goodguybarry) October 17, 2021
The narrative is being pushed because we saw yet more evidence of Ibrox players being immune to the colour red when it comes to officials against Hearts on Saturday. By bundling Celtic in with real mistakes, it attempts to create parity and the ‘big 2’ get all the decisions.
Celtic didn’t get away with one I’m afraid.