By Frank McAvennie

13th Nov, 2022 | 9:41am

Celtic news: McAvennie 'can't believe' Carl Starfelt footage missed by BBC cameras

Frank McAvennie can’t believe Motherwell’s Josh Morris got away with a poor challenge on Celtic defender Carl Starfelt.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker branded the tackle a “leg breaker” and couldn’t understand why VAR didn’t intervene.

The challenge was not shown on the BBC’s Sportscene but fans on Twitter shared footage of the incident which showed a high tackle on Starfelt in the game at Fir Park on Wednesday (9 November).

Morris was booked for the challenge and Celtic were awarded a free kick.

The Green and Whites went on to win the game 2-1.

When asked for his analysis of the incident, McAvennie told Football Insider: “That is a leg breaker if I have ever seen one.

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You cannot get away with that. He did not get anywhere near the ball.

I was a big fan of referees, if they made a mistake who cares, it is done. But there is now three of them making mistakes. It is just embarrassing.

I know that some people are making a lot of money out of VAR. The referee should not get any help unless it is obvious. I was very hesitant but I thought it was going to help but I am not a big fan.

The Hoops are currently top of the Premiership table following a 2-1 win over Ross County on Saturday (12 November).

The Parkhead club are nine points clear of their Glasgow rivals Rangers heading into the winter break.

In other news, McManus has issued ‘big’ Sead Haksabanovic verdict after what he’s seen at Celtic.