Callum McGregor was subject to a wild lunge against Hibs on Wednesday night.
Ryan Porteous came crashing into the Celtic captain when there was no need for the defender to leave his feet.
The Hibs defender was just back from a suspension he picked up at Ibrox for a very similar lunge. On this occasion, there was no red card.
I think the referee has decided it’s not a red simply because Callum didn’t go down.
It’s wild to put it mildly. Wins plenty of the ball but the follow through is right down Callum’s shin ??♀️ pic.twitter.com/4sI2ZEdbgK— AM ??????? (@annemarie6377) October 28, 2021
The similarity of both tackles is striking and the fact one resulted in a red at Ibrox while the other only warrants a yellow adds to the frustration we have with referees at the minute.
If you want to know how horrible the challenge was, take a look at Callum’s leg.
Calum McGregor’s leg after Porteous went over the top on him. That’s a straight red and not the yellow card he received. Did the publicity he got at Ibrox stop him from getting a deserved red last night? pic.twitter.com/6pIjhGqLkj— Matt McGlone (@MattMcGlone9) October 28, 2021
Celtic won 3-1 on the night and were good value for their victory.
The Hoops cut the gap at the top to just two points and could head to the summit of the SPFL with a win this weekend.