Celtic key player reacts to disappointing Ross County draw - and blames one man

By Coral Barry

Craig Gordon was unimpressed with the refereeing during Celtic’s 1-1 draw with Ross County on Sunday.

The Celtic goalkeeper was screaming for offside when Stewart Murdoch equalised for Ross County with 25 minutes left, but his protests were dismissed by referee Don Robertson.

The Hoops could not carve out a winner from there and were booed off the pitch by their home supporters who took the opportunity to vent their frustration with two massive banners before the match.

Gordon was angry with the result when he spoke to the media after the game and insisted his vision of Murdoch’s shot was blocked by a Ross County player standing offside right in front of him.

“It was offside,” said Gordon, as quoted by Celtic’s Twitter account. “He was standing the other side of the penalty spot and he ducks so instead of a 25-yard shot it becomes 13 or 14 yards.

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“I wasn’t able to see and the officials haven’t noticed it or they thought I wouldn’t save it. But I would have done.”

Despite his disappointment, Gordon was eager to point out he did not blame the referees for Celtic’s defeat.

The 33-year-old was equally unimpressed with his teammates’ finishing and was annoyed that his side were not further ahead when Ross County eventually got their goal.

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