Hibs earn Ibrox draw as Rodgers calls out ‘diver’ McShinnie

BRENDAN RODGERS called out Aberdeen cheat Graeme McShinnie who dived to con Willie Collum into awarding a second disgraceful penalty kick of the day to Derek McInnes’ side.

Collum also failed to show a red card to Niall McGinn whose two legged challenge on Ryan Christie was reckless and out of control. McInnes sensibly substituted the winger at break.

“I’m disappointed with their second penalty,” The Celtic manager said.

“I think Graeme will look at that and maybe put himself forward for the diving team for that one. It was a good dive.”

On a more positive note Rodgers was full of praise for returning striker Odsonne Edouard who replaced Callum McGregor and was sensational, scoring one and making two goals in a remarkable second half.

“I think he done great when he came on. Our idea was to have a loose player like Ryan, to give that fourth man in midfield because Aberdeen like to man-mark.

“Our first goal comes from exactly that.

“Having Odsonne come into it, he did exceptional when he came on, a great finish and great for Scotty’s hat-trick goal.”

Rodgers before the match refused to deny The Celtic Star’s story from Christmas Eve linking the Champions for a loan move for Paris Saint Germain striker Timothy Weah.

Hibs meanwhile came back from a goal down to take a point at Ibrox this afternoon in the 3pm kick-off.

That means it has been a great day for Celtic who go to Ibrox on Saturday 3 points to the good with a game in hand. And with French Eddie and Scotty Sinclair both in spectacular form it could be a decisive day on 29 December in front of 750 Celtic supporters.

Also on The Celtic Star today…

Collum has a shocker but Celtic stand up to be counted…See HERE.

Jim Craig’s Festive Moments – Boxing Day!…See HERE.

Celtic Team News: Christie leads the line, no sign of KT…See HERE.

‘We are not timid, these are games to relish,’ Rodgers on Pittodrie and Ibrox…See HERE.

Timothy Weah Exclusive! And No Christmas Eve Carroll on The Celtic Star…See HERE.

Timothy Weah Exclusive! And No Christmas Eve Carroll on The Celtic Star…See HERE.

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