Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to slam Scott Sinclair for his dive to win a penalty against Motherwell in Sunday’s Scottish League Cup final win over Motherwell.
Sinclair took a dramatic tumble in the second-half of the 2-0 win over the Steelmen at Hampden despite there being minimal contact from Cedric Kipre who was subsequently sent off by referee Craig Thompson.
Goals from James Forrest and Moussa Dembele secured a fourth consecutive trophy for the Hoops in a game they never really looked like losing.
With the Hoops 1-0 up through Forrest’s strike, Sinclair went down in the area and fans weren’t impressed when Sinclair hit the deck like he had been pole-axed – with one saying they were “embarrassed” by his antics.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
@Scotty_Sinclair we don’t dive at Celtic
— Patrick Livingstone (@livie67) November 26, 2017
sinclair diving was shockin but kipre should have been atleast booked for the tackle on dembele in the first place
— ryan whitehall (@ryanwhitehall) November 26, 2017
Having just seen the penalty incident, I'm a wee bit embarrassed for Sinclair. That was never a foul or a penalty. We shouldn't need to do that.
— Ginty (@Ginty1888) November 26, 2017
Regarding that penalty, yes, Sinclair went down easily but if a Celtic player had tugged an opponent that way in the box, I'd have been screaming at him.
— Bohemian Wonder Mike (@jestejedno) November 26, 2017
Couldn't see it very well at all from where I was in the stadium but that fall from Sinclair looks a wee bit too easy… if that had been a Motherwell player and it had been given I'd be furious tbh
— Sarah ✨ (@_sarahmcc5) November 26, 2017
Overjoyed to win the League Cup but that's not the impact I want to see Sinclair have. Just shows how ineffectual he was and off it he's been that he's resorted to that. Two wrongs don't make a right.
— Kirsty (@Kirsty_Roarty) November 26, 2017
Sinclair went down very easy. Thomson made a mess of it. However, folk calling a Celtic bias, wind your neck in. Kipre should have been off early in the first half along with a few dodgy calls against celtic in the first half. Celtic would have won anyway. Still invincible ????
— Ciaran (@Googhan) November 26, 2017
The Celtic winger has been struggling for form recently and the penalty controversy was his only notable contribution as the cup final completely passed the former Man City and Chelsea youngster by.
Brendan Rodgers axed the winger from his starting XI to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in midweek and could find himself with an enforced spell on the sidelines if the Scottish FA’s compliance officer decides to take a look at the incident again.
In other Celtic news, ex-Hoops manager Neil Lennon has taken a brutal swipe at Rangers for their manager search.