The Goal Of Justice: Callum McGregor’s Freak Winner Cancels Out Poor Penalty Decision

Celtic completed a 2-1 victory over Aberdeen this afternoon in bizarre fashion. Callum McGregor scored the winning goal when a block from Hayes’ clearance struck his back and ricocheted into the net!

Although there was a hint of good fortune about the way in which Celtic regained the lead, it was no more than the Hoops deserved as Ange Postecoglou’s side had previously been pegged back by a penalty kick, which resulted from a poor refereeing decision.

The incident in question involved Liel Abada and David Bates. The Aberdeen defender overran the ball in the box and Abada appeared set to make a challenge for the ball. However, upon realising he would not get there first, the Israeli withdrew his tackle and pulled his foot away. Replays clearly showed that no contact was made, yet Bates proceeded to hit the deck and Kevin Clancy pointed to the spot. (We will upload footage when it becomes available)

Fortunately, justice was done as Celtic retook the lead and won the three points.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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