Former Scottish referee Bobby Madden has delivered another update on one of the talking points after Celtic’s 4-3 victory at Tynecastle.

Madden who now referees in English football weighed in on some of the incidents on his social media highlighting the penalty which he believes Celtic were denied although the rule is up for interpretation and the offside at the end of the match.

As the clock ticked down towards full time at Tynecastle it looked as though substitute Liel Abada had put the game out of sight as he went through on goal and stuck the ball past Craig Gordon which would have put the game to bed.

When the incident was broadcast, there was a failure to depict both lines which would have clearly shown whether Abada was onside or not. If the lines overlap in anyway, the benefit of doubt is given to the attacker but this wasn’t displayed.

Madden stated on Instagram, “The lines are ALWAYS drawn for offside goal checks and the image is passed to the broadcaster. It’s up to them to show it.”

It is unknown why these images were not depicted but referee Nick Walsh appeared to very swiftly move on from the incident and let play go on.

There was always a chance that VAR would be the main talking point from the weekend and it could have cost Celtic. There was no doubt that the Jambos should have got two penalties but Celtic can feel hard done by with other decisions going against them




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