Compare and contrast these two decisions made by official Alan Muir during the Scottish Cup tie between Celtic and Partick Thistle.
The bhoys conceded late on because the referee handed Thistle a penalty for something which should never have been given.
Frimpong was penalised for tracking back and trying to stop Celtic from conceding but in the first half Frimpong was denied a penalty for a very clear nudge on him.
Soft, yes, but a foul on our player? Absolutely.
This wasn’t a penalty though pic.twitter.com/Urjk988IVr
— Chairman Lmao ☭ (@BenTheTim) January 18, 2020
🍀 It finishes 2-1 to Celtic in this @ScottishCup tie
⚽ There was time for a late consolation goal for @PartickThistle though!
👏 The referee penalised Frimpong for taking down Zanatta, and Bannigan made no mistake from the spot pic.twitter.com/nddFFExEYD
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) January 18, 2020
Muir giving the penalty is an absolute joke and prevented the clean sheet on the day for Celtic.
It didn’t impact the final result but a shocking decision nonetheless.
The bhoys are now in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup and will find out their next opponents on Sunday evening.
Next up, it’s back to SPFL action for the champions. Kilmarnock away on a Wednesday. Celtic will be looking to hit the ground running as they look to bounce back in the league.