Celtic confirm Hyunjun Yang red card appeal has been dismissed

Celtic this evening confirmed that the club’s appeal against the red card issued to Hyunjun Yang at Tynecastle on Sunday after the intervention of theRangers supporting VAR official John Beaton, has been rejected.

The official Celtic FC website confirmed that the appeal had been thrown out, as we said it would, while the club reveal that they are “surprised and extremely disappointed at this decision.”

We get the disappointment but not the surprise. It would have been a shock if the Scottish FA managed to look at Yang’s high foot reasonably, as Brendan Rodgers said there was zero intent and very little danger to the Hearts player who admittedly made a meal of the incident. The on-field decision by Don Robertson was not a clear and obvious error, otherwise all sorts of players would have received red cards for high boots. Like Conor Goodson for instance, against Livingston…

The short Celtic statement reads as follows:

John Beaton – Photo Malcolm Mackenzie PSI

The club’s appeal over the red card shown to Hyunjun Yang in Sunday’s game at Tynecastle has been dismissed at an SFA hearing today (Tuesday).

A club spokesperson said: “We have received notification that the club’s claim has been dismissed.

“Clearly we are surprised and extremely disappointed at this decision.”

Hyunjun Yang will now receive a two-match suspension.

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  1. Theres not much more can be said or done about sundays game but if anything comes of it now i hope it galvanizes the players,manager and fans and our bhoys take it out on every team we face between now and the end of the season

  2. Surprise Surprise.
    Supporting Celtic 60+ years.
    Nothing changes.
    Putting the ball into the back of the net the only answer.
    Hail Hail.