BRENDAN RODGERS took the opportunity to talk about some of the baffling decisions that Celtic have come up against, with two recent examples coming to mind.
The Irishman was speaking after his sides 1-0 win against Hibs and anticipating the game against Hearts on Tuesday.
Speaking about the last time Celtic faced Hearts when the Edinburgh side comprehensively beat Celtic – the Celtic manager questioned the refereeing that helped build Hearts platform.
He also spoke of his amazement when Leigh Griffiths was called offside from a throw-in at Firhill.
“It was a game where absolutely nothing went right for us at all. We didn’t play well, we obviously conceded the first goal which the linesman wasn’t so good on, which gave them a head start
“The guy ran across the box. It is actually incredible. There have been a whole host of them: the decision the other night (when Griffiths was flagged offside at a throw-in) makes me wonder if the officials know the rules.
“Don Cowie has taken a corner from the other side, comes in, and Craig Gordon, not thinking he can ever get there, makes the pass and Don comes running through the box. The linesman is looking at it. Instead of ordering a retake, says play on, and there is no excuse, we give the ball away and they score.
“Anyway, we weren’t very good. Their pitch was awful. Everything that could have gone wrong for us did and give credit to Hearts, they exploited that and won the game. We have no excuse.”