Jeremie Frimpong has been absolutely brilliant in the short amount of time that he has been at Celtic. He has made 15 appearances for the Hoops this season, scoring twice and setting up two for his teammates as well. And except for the red card that he received in the Scottish League Cup final against the Rangers, he has been almost faultless.
Unfortunately being without fault was not enough on Saturday when the right-back was adjudged to have given away a penalty although it appeared that he had clearly gone across the Partick Thistle man. This was not the only incident on the night that the youngster had the right to be aggrieved about though as he was also denied a clear penalty in the first half when he was brought down in the opposition box.
As reported by The Scottish Sun, the Dutch defender said:
“In the first half I clearly got past the full-back and he clips me. I spoke to the referee but he didn’t do anything.
“At the end I was sure I got in front of the player to make the clearance. But he still gives the penalty. I don’t know, maybe the ref doesn’t like me.”
Frimpong has every right to be angry with Alan Muir for those decisions. Fortunately, they did not end up costing Celtic, as they managed to qualify for the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle.
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