Celtic fell to a frustrating 2-1 defeat on the night at Tynecastle.
However, had the linesman did his job correctly, Celtic would have gone 2-1 up in the second half. A goal wrongly chopped off by the officials.
It wasn’t the only infuriating decision of the night.
Callum McGregor was almost in full flight when Andy Halliday cynically took the Celtic captain down in the middle of the pitch. Madden in clear view of the incident gives a fouls but laughably no booking.
No yellow, btw pic.twitter.com/PNPVpGb0b3— CeltsAreHere (@HereCelts) July 31, 2021
This isn’t sour grapes, we point out these bizarre decisions after victories. These are worth pointing out because it does give you a flavour of what Scottish referees get up to.
It’s not even a debate, Madden has had a shocker.
Celtic weren’t at their best but they did do enough to take the lead. Unfortunately, the goal was chopped off. A soft foul in the dying minutes given to Hearts allowed them to pile men forward when Scott Bain decided to go for a wander.
It’s a frustrating start to the SPFL campaign and we must get better so idiots like Madden can’t have a profound affect on the outcome.