Alistair Johnston’s cryptic social media message after Celtic draw at Ibrox

Celtic defender Alistair Johnston has taken to Instagram to post a cryptic message following his side’s 3-3 draw with Rangers at Ibrox. The Scottish Champions were 2-0 up at half time thanks to goals from Daizen Maeda and a penalty from Matt O’Riley before Rangers came back into the game thanks to a controversial James Tavernier penalty.

With Celtic in control of the game, Johnston and Fabio Silva went to ground in the box. It appeared at the time that John Beaton had correctly called the incident, flashing a yellow card towards the Portuguese winger, who had been throwing himself to the ground at any given opportunity in the first half.

After a VAR check, Beaton pointed to the spot as the images he was shown did not show the contact that AJ had on the ball until after his decision was made. James Tavernier converted the spot kick and Rangers went into the ascendency, probing for an equaliser that they got after 86 minutes through Sima. Celtic responded quickly through Adam Idah before Rabbi Matondo equalised in injury time.

The Canadian Internationalist reposted Celtic’s full-time graphic alongside two emojis that suggested he had something to say about the fact that the game ended a draw.

The post may refer to Philippe Clement’s weird FT comments in which he said that it was a victory for his team or the officiating throughout with regards to Silva’s diving or the decision to award a penalty when he clearly gets the ball.

Celtic need to focus on themselves in the run-in, park this game and accept the point while focusing on winning the remaining six games, which will see the retention of the Premiership title.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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  1. Reading and hearing only nonsense about theRangers response and how Celtic folded in the second half. The so called penalty decision changes the whole dynamic of the game and gives them a foothold in a game that was very quickly running away from them. We absolutely looked out of it when big Adam drilled the ball under “man of the match”
    And yes Clement we saw exactly what youre team is all about, the diving lessons for Silva paid off big time, as a footballer you can see why Wolves were only too happy to offload him, anywhere would do… then theres Tik tok, starts a barny in the middle of the park then sleaks away to the back of the pack and leaves everyone else to sort it out, very limited footballing ability but an egotistical weasel of a man…. like his career, anonymous, in the future, whose ever going to remember him????