Celtic ran out 2-1 winners against Motherwell tonight at Fir Park with goals from Kyogo and Daizen Maeda sealing all three points and keeping the lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to seven points over Rangers who beat Hearts 1-0 at Ibrox tonight.
But yet again the game was shrouded in controversy due to the inept referees in this country and VAR.
Jota scored a contender for goal of the season after incredible build up play and through ball from Kyogo before Jota chipped the goalkeeper.
VAR came back to say it was offside, yet again with a very unclear angle and without using the double lines, something that is supposed to be compulsory for VAR offside decisions, but for some reason doesn’t get used in Celtic games when our goals are chopped off.
But the main one we will look at here in what should have been a red card for Motherwell player Josh Morris, who dived in two footed and studs up into Carl Starfelt who was incredibly lucky not to be seriously injured.
Disgracefully, referee Willie Collum only deemed the horror tackle only a yellow card offence.
VAR also refused to call the referee over to take a look at the incident, despite watching it back and seeing it should have been a clear red.
VAR of course cannot challenge or overturn a yellow card, but they CAN get the referee to look again if they believe he has missed a straight red card offence and the referee can then change his decision and give a red card instead.
Of course, the brutal assault was on a player wearing green and white hoops, so the rules are very different…
Take a look at the horror tackle below.