SCOTT MCKENNA has thrown an astonishing accusation that Celtic get special treatment against Aberdeen after seeing his teammate sent off for a second bookable offence in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
The former Celtic target pointed to the League Cup final when a head collision between Dedryck Boyata and Gary Mackay Steven saw the Aberdeen player stretchered off. No mention of the fact both fairly contested the ball and had every right to go for it.
Dominic Ball clearly comes off the ground when there’s no chance of winning that ball and is so late he smashes into young Ryan Christie. If it wasn’t a straight red, his reckless challenge definitely warranted a yellow and that was enough to send him packing but McKenna has cried special treatment even though he hadn’t seen the replay back.
“I’ve not had a chance to watch the incident back yet and I was a bit of a distance away.” McKenna told SunSport.
“But it was a sickening injury. You never want to see someone get an injury like that on the pitch.
“Earlier this season, Gary Mackay-Steven got knocked out after a head injury from Dedryck Boyata and there was no action given against Boyata.
“Christie gets his head knocked in this match and our player gets the booking.
“The way the two of them were handled, it could have been a bit different. Boyata stayed on the pitch, but we lost a man.
“Was Dom’s challenge reckless? It might have been. But was Boyata reckless when he knocked Gaz out? Who knows? It just seems unfair.”
In the cold light of Monday morning after reviewing the challenge, you would hope McKenna would be embarrassed by insinuating ‘unfair’ treatment from officials.