FOOTBALL is tribal and it can make you do and say stupid things and if you have any doubt that this isn’t the case then just read Derek McInness defending his captain Graeme Shinnie after the player blatantly dived to try and cheat Celtic out of a win.
Celtic were winning 2-1 with five minutes to go when the man who famously branded Celtic players as ‘lacking class’ took a dive to win a penalty with Willie Collum only too happy to point to the spot.
After the game, Brendan Rodgers raised a smile as he let the world know what he thought of Shinnie’s antics.
However, the Aberdeen boss saw it very differently.
Apparently, it WAS a penalty and Mikael Lustig pushed his player into making the theatrical dive.
“I have seen it, I think there is a push in the back,” McInnes told SunSport with a straight face.
“I remember criticising Shinnie against Celtic in the past when he was nudged and didn’t go down.
“Lustig doesn’t need to put his hand on the back of Shinnie. Although what do I know about penalties!”
Celtic went on to win the game 4-3 with Odsonne Edouard coming on in the second half and changing the game.
Scott Sinclair bagged a hat-trick and the bhoys brought all three points back to Glasgow.
Celtic shaking off some suspect officiating in the process.