Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard should have been awarded a penalty in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Rangers, according to Kevin Campbell.
The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, was left baffled by referee Willie Collum’s decision as he was “looking right at” the incident.
Rangers defender Borna Barisic challenged Edouard in the first half but Collum, 42, adjudged the Hoops centre-forward to have dived and brandished him with a yellow card.
The decision was ultimately decisive, with the game finishing all level at Celtic Park and the Gers maintaining their unbeaten record in the league this season.
Campbell called the decision not to award a penalty “a joke” and claimed the hosts should have won the game.
“Celtic should have won the game and if that isn’t a penalty, then I do not know what is,” he told Football Insider. “It was a joke.
“The referee was looking right at it, so I do not know why he did not give it. I just do not understand why.
“Rangers showed their mental strength to come back though because Celtic were dominant for large parts.
“Celtic were the better side but they just could not get it over the line, it’s been their achilles heel all season.”
Speaking to the BBC after the draw, interim boss John Kennedy said: “It was minimal contact but it was enough to bring Odsonne down and it was a reckless challenge.
“Why would he go down?”