Ally McCoist: People have been left scratching their heads after this Celtic decision
By Harvey Byrne
Rangers great and Sky Sports pundit Ally McCoist believes the decision to rescind Celtic star Scott Brown’s red card has left people “scratching their heads.”
The 31-year-old midfielder saw a straight red card earlier in the month during a 2-2 draw against Ross County, which was set to see him miss last weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final derby against Rangers.
However, the Hoops appealed the decision, meaning he was allowed to play against the Gers at Hampden Park and he was also allowed to play at Ibrox this weekend after the Scottish Football Association overturned the red card.
The decision by the SFA has been criticised heavily and McCoist joined in with the critics on Saturday, stating it was a “crazy decision” that has left people confused.
“I wasn’t surprised by yet another crazy decision by the people that are running our game,” started McCoist speaking on Sky Sports 1 on Saturday ahead of Celtic’s match against Rangers.
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“It was a red card. There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that it was a red card and for them to rescind it and make it a yellow. It leaves people who know the game scratching their heads. Supporters, ex-players and players are now scratching their heads on why that is now a yellow card when initially it was a red card.
“As I say it’s madness, but then nothing surprises me at the moment.”
Brown played a starring role in last weekend’s 2-0 win over Rangers and on Saturday he played a crucial role as Celtic ran out a humiliating 5-1 victory at Ibrox.
He has been a pivotal part of the Hoops’ unbeaten league season, playing in 30 of their 33 Premiership matches and it certainly helped Celtic to have him in their team on both occasions against the Gers.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has not held back on his thoughts towards the decision either.