Celtic will today discover outcome of Yang appeal but Rodgers correct to call it out

Appealing Yang Red is a waste of time, but calling out the officials is most welcome. Celtic will today find out the result of their appeal for the Red card issued to Yang on Sunday at Tynecastle at the weekend.

Don Robertson’s on field decision was overturned by John Beaton on VAR, which led to the South Korean being shown a straight red card. It was quite a ‘debatable’ decision and the club are quite right in appealing it, but in my opinion I think it’s a waste of time as it won’t be overturned. That I’m quite confident of, although I will be happy to be proved wrong, but I can’t see it.

The decision after 16 minutes was followed up by a dodgy awarding of a penalty against Tomoki Iwata, who was facing the other way and was nudged in the back as he jumped for the ball. Again, Beaton instructed Robertson to look at the monitor and awarded the spot kick, which Hearts scored.

As far as calling out the ‘incompetence’ of the match officials, well that is most welcome, and each and every one of us is behind them in this aspect. Celtic have reportedly written to the SFA on a number of occasions this season seeking clarification over some calls but decided to take this public.

The club has seen fit to call out the ‘wrongdoing’ that the team have suffered at the hands of referees and VAR, which highlights how odd the decision was. It might be a bit late in the day, but better late than never I suppose.

Some will see it as a ‘squirrel’ due to our failings on Sunday, but the biggest majority of us are big enough to own up to our mistakes, we know we weren’t good enough on the day, but neither were the match officials.

So if we can admit our failings, then so should they. All of them need to be held accountable for their failures. It won’t change the outcome of the game, but it will at least give us an explanation as to why they got such a big decision wrong.

Ordinary Bhoy

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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. The team is not good enough nothing to do with officials. Three defeats and five draws in twenty nine league games is poor, no way will this team win all the remaining games we have left, neither will our rivals, so we could still win the league. Sunday outwith the two derby games was our most important game of the season so far, and we failed to win.

    In regards to whether we were cheated by dodgy officials ? not for me. Why did we get given a very soft penalty which would have put us in front and if scored would probably have seen us win comfortably if they were out to cheat us. Yang was a sending off, blame that half wit for putting his boot about six feet in the air. They could have easily given Shanklands goal as onside, he never looked off and hardly anyone would have complained if it was given, again if they were out to cheat us that goal would have stood. The Hearts penalty was a joke and one which went against us.

    The reason Rodgers was calling out the officials was partly because of the decisions no doubt about it, but it was also done to deflect the fact we blew a great chance to go top of the league and in a great position, we would have won that game last season even with ten men, this team and squad are just not good enough mentally or ability wise and we all know it.