Kris Boyd makes bold claim about Celtic penalty decisions against Motherwell
Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has boldly claimed Celtic get “more than their fair share” of decisions after the furor over the Hoops being awarded penalties in successive games against Motherwell.
The Bhoys were awarded a spot-kick in the League Cup final win over the Steelmen before getting another a few days later when the sides clashed in the Scottish Premiership.
Boyd believes the referees would have been aided by the use of video but admits the Motherwell players should have known better than giving the referee a decision to make.
“Like the incident at Hampden, refs might see it a bit differently if they had the benefit of a TV replay,” Boyd said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“But the point is, both defending players were naïve in doing something inside the penalty box that gave the official a decision to make.
“And especially when it’s against a team like Celtic, who get more than their fair share of decisions.”
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The Hoops faced Stephen Robinson’s side again on Saturday and ran out 5-1 winners without any controversial refereeing decisions.
The win extended the Hoops’ unbeaten domestic run to 67 games as Brendan Rodgers’ side continued their dominance of the Scottish game.
Celtic’s win also extended their lead over second-place Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership to seven points.
Odsonne Edouard scored a hat-trick for the Hoops in Saturday’s win over Motherwell with James Forrest helping himself to a double.
The Hoops face Anderlecht in midweek in the Champions League knowing that anything better than a 3-0 would seal a place in the Europa League after Christmas.