Video: Major blow for Celtic as Bobby Madden can’t resist the chance to send Nir Bitton off

There’s always talk about a player being “the last man” when it comes to a red card, but the laws of the game do dictate that is needs to be a “clear goalscoring opportunity” so there is a great deal of difference.

There’s always a nervousness when Bobby Madden referees a game against Celtic because he’s liable to make some poor decisions, but this one could be up there.

Nir Bitton definitely fouls Alfredo Morelos so there’s no complaints to be had about that, but he’s in a wide position and Kristoffer Ajer looks well placed to get across and cover:

It’s certainly a good opening for the Rangers so it’s a yellow card offence, but when you consider what Morelos still had to do to score it does look like a particularly harsh call.

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  1. We were playing with ten men before Bitton was carded, Christie was waste of space done absolutely nothing, he should have been subbed at half time for some who plays for the team not himself.

    • Spot on said it to my mates

      Now time for clear out lenny and his coaching staff although lawell should be first the penny pinching bastard
      Eddie who has not turned up all season
      Christie nicham rogic etc they know who they are
      New manager needs to put broonie as his assistant
      Build a defence which Kennedy has totally fckd up
      And bulid a team around soros Turnbull frimpong laxalt Griffiths and other guys who actually want to play for us

  2. Edouard has no grit or fight, tries the same shimmy/turn every time and the Rangers defenders read him like a book.
    Sell him this week, and time to get rid of the rest of the dead weight…McGregor toils to track back, Frimpong is a one trick pony who teams read like a book as well, never gets to the bye-line, always stops short of the box…Duffy is like a cart horse…Rogic on with 10 mins to go….Griff taken off when he was the only threat… Lenny needs to look at himself too, – Almost evetime Celtic had a throw-in, we ended up giving the ball away – do they not work on these at training??? nobody making short runs, losing defenders SCHOOLBOY STUFF – hh