Video: Celtic ahead after dubious penalty decision

Celtic have been on the receiving end of some baffling VAR decisions this season but, for once, the incident featured the opposition.

Greenock Morton had been playing well when Kevin Clancy indicated that he was checking for a possible penalty. Craig Napier Told Clancy to check the screen, which usually means that they’re going to award a decision. The referee obliged and the penalty was awarded. Aaron Mooy scored but it was questionable decision to award the penalty. No one in Celtic Park shouted for the spot kick to be awarded.

Minutes later, Celtic doubled their lead through Kyogo after the Japanese striker capitalised on a mistake by Celtic cult hero Efe Ambrose.

Morton will likely bemoan the decision, rightly so, it just points to the larger issue of the implementation of VAR in Scotland.

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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.


  1. That was actually worse than Bernabie’s and O’Riley’s .
    It allows the media to say we get decisions and justify the ones that will go against us in the coming weeks while one club sails serenely on.

  2. The problem with var is that we don’t get to hear what the ref and var officials say to each other, if in this instance it is given because the ball changes direction after hitting Ambrose’s hand as it was about to fall to mooys feet then a penalty it is. We must be able to hear the discussion end of.