CHRIS DAVIES admitted he was ‘surprised’ after hearing Ibrox goalkeeper Allan McGregor would face no retrospective punishment for lashing out at Kristoffer Ajer.
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Ibrox manager Steven Gerrard described the act as "blatant".
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The Norweigan was down on the ground when McGregor took a clear opportunity to lay the bott into the defender leaving him in a lot of pain at the time.
Davies is a huge proponent of the physical side of the game and would never like to see it diminish but admitted this wasn’t controlled aggression or the act of a sensible individual.
The Celtic assistant manager also said it was discussed at length by the bhoys after their 1-0 win at Celtic Park.
“You could see what the goalkeeper did – it was quite obvious,” Davies told the Express.
“I was surprised. It was discussed a lot afterwards. Everybody said quite clearly what they thought about the incident.
Generally, the aggression, physicality and intensity of the British game – and Scotland in particular – is one of its greatest assets. But this incident wasn’t natural aggression or competing in that way. This was something isolated and different to that.
Celtic were repeatedly goaded by a lacklustre Ibrox side with very little protection from the referee.
It was quite ironic how their manager Steven Gerrard blamed the referee for a perfectly legitimate goal taking place when Collum’s howlers enabled his side to stay in the game as long as they did.