Celtic lost to a well organised and well fired up Hearts side today.
While you can be fired up and ready to do anything for your team’s cause it certainly does not excuse the action of Stevie Naismith today as he went about his business.
Diving early on to try and cheat for a penalty followed by kicking out at Jonny Hayes before hanging over the Celtic player when he was down with what looked to be a serious injury – giving him abuse then continuing to whinge about it when the player was receiving treatment.
To act that way towards another professional is quite despicable and he should be pulled up for doing so.
This is not sour grapes as on the day Hearts deserved their win, they really did. Celtic looked out of ideas and bereft of confidence at times.
Of course Hearts fans will pump their fists at this kind of vile behaviour but it should not be condoned in the modern game.
I won’t hold my breath for anybody at the SPFL doing anything.