We are THREE days detached from Celtic’s win over Hearts yet the fallout rages on because of Hearts manager Robbie Neilson.
Jamie Walker, clear as day took a dive in the penalty area to con the referee into giving Hearts a penalty that they used to equalise.
Everyone outside Tynecastle knows Jame Walker cheated in order to get the penalty but Neilson has been on such a tirade since the final whistle that he now can’t back down from his stance that his player DIDN’T cheat even though we all know full well he did.
Neilson spoke to the media about the situation.
“I have watched the incident back several times,” said Neilson. “Jamie told us he felt contact. He got himself out the way of a leg that is coming through. From our perspective, we believe that any contact in the box is a penalty. I believe from the footage which we have seen there is slight contact. You look at the camera from every angle and there is no indication there was no contact – other than people saying there is no contact.”
Comments from a man so entrenched in the Hearts cause that he’s either deluded himself into thinking Jamie Walker was “touched” inside the penalty area or he’s flat out lying to save face. This from a man that during the game had to have the rules explained to him when Kieran Tierney didn’t have to leave the field of play after recieving treatment.
He even claimed at one point that the referee should be punished if he has been conned.
Jamie Walker has been offered a two-match ban by the SFA which Hearts are set to appeal. The SFA must now make an example of Jamie Walker and Hearts for the audacity to do so and hand the player a larger ban.
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