Video: Shameful from Steven Naismith as Hearts manager wipes out Celtic player

Celtic sealed the Cinch Premiership title with a 2-0 win over Hearts in Scotland’s Capital this afternoon. Goals from Kyogo and Oh settled the affair but there was also a few controversial incidents. One of which doesn’t appear to be getting the traction that it might otherwise deserve.

Steven Naismith continued the embarrassing antics which earned him acclaim with Kilmarnock, Hearts and Rangers but this time as interim manager of the Tynecastle club. Midway through the first half, with his Hearts team performing well against the Champions-elect, Jota skipped by Cammy Devlin on the line before seemingly clattering into Naismith.

Ange Postecoglou saw the funny side at the time but replays appear to suggest that there was more than a happy accident about the incident with Naismith seemingly raising his knee to bring the Portuguese star to the ground.

If so, this is particularly shameful from Naismith. Although, it shouldn’t come as a surprise considering how he would kick Celtic players with almost impunity during his playing days.

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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. I actually agree here. At first glance it looked a simple enough collision. But watching it back again, Naebrains brought his knee up to bring Jota down.
    But as you said, why should we be surprised? He always was, is and always will be a piece of dog dirt.

  2. Nasty naisy he was also outside his technical box hearts went out to disrubt the game slowing throw ins strolling upto take freekick corners by kicks but all in vain yes cochraine did cross maedaia when going in on goalkeeper one on one naisy would be looking for it and by the rules a red card it was cynical Andy walker he’s was a striker and are you saying g he wouldn’t want it player sent off was a bonus cynical

  3. Possibly the most ridiculous red card I have ever seen should be a bigger talking point.