Video: Matt O’Riley ‘foul’ highlights the ineptitude of David Munro and Scottish FA

Early doors against Ross County at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon, Matt O’Riley nicked the ball from a Staggies player that had dithered in his own half. It was a fantastic moment of awareness and reading of the game by the Danish international; leaving the forlorn figure for dead as he then passed the ball through for Kyogo Furuhashi.

However, the much talked about performance from one David Munro in the centre of the park that day came to prominence immediately. Obviously following in the footsteps of his comrades Nick Walsh and David Dickinson, the man in the black followed protocol and gave a foul against the home side and Matt O’Riley.

Honestly, it set the tone from the outset and all us fans had that same, awful feeling deep inside of déjà vu. His subsequent remaining time on the field of play as referee didn’t quell any fears for the Celtic support. It was merely yet another poor officiating display from one of the Scottish FA’s ‘top’ referees.

Take a closer inspection of this horrific call by David Munro…

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

1 Comment

  1. O’Riley is brilliant at ‘picking a pocket’, stealing the ball off the toes of opposition; him & Turnbull compliment each others game & the team system playing together!

    A Japanese commenter on a highlights yt video of the game claims Hatate started out as a Forward!?

    What do you think?

    Its interesting given his involvement in both goals, his wee shimmy ending in a goal recently, the belters we’ve seen him bang in, that possibly we’d see the best of him playing in a more advanced role