St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin has doubled down on his criticism of Celtic’s Greg Taylor saying that he would be ’embarrassed’ if he was the left-back. There is contact from Flynn on Taylor that prompted Don Robertson to give a penalty on Wednesday night which irked Goodwin after the game. However, as reported by The Sun, Goodwin has doubled down, saying that it is time to name and shame individuals.
“I can’t understand how players can fall over when someone touches their shoulder.
“It seems to be certain individuals.
“We need to start naming and shaming.
“I’d be embarrassed if I was some of these players.”
Jim Goodwin admits Celtic were the better side in the second half against his St Mirren side, but says he's disappointed in the manner of their defeat after conceding three quick-fire goals. pic.twitter.com/nT3LRp7EUe
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It seems like sour grapes from Goodwin but he has had support from Sportscene.
Craig Gordon and Michael Stewart told Sportscene that it wasn’t a penalty. Stewart was unequivocal in his belief that Celtic benefited from a poor refereeing decision, even if there is contact.
“It is definitely proved. It is NOT a penalty. There is nothing in this.
“We are playing football, there is going to be physical contact between players.
“There is no push, there’s no pull, there’s not a clip. So for Don Robertson to give that as a penalty kick it was an extremely harsh one.”
Gordon, who spent six years with Celtic, was also in agreement that it should not have been a spot kick.
“A slight touch on his shoulder? It is very small. No – I’m not saying that is a penalty.”
Former Rangers striker Steven Naismith toldPLZ Soccerthat the decision was right even if it may have been soft. Video footage clearly shows two hands on the back and a clip of the leg, contact established so the player has every right to go down.
“When he’s running at that pace to get into the box, it doesn’t take much to knock him off balance.
“So I’d say it was a penalty. With the footage you get, you don’t necessarily see the full thing.
“People might say it’s soft but it is what it is. He’s put himself in a position where the defender is having to react and knows he’s in trouble.
“He reacts and for me it is a penalty.”