By Keith Hackett

30th Nov, 2021 | 1:22pm

Ex-Fifa referee: Hazard victim of '100% wrong' decision as Celtic B footage goes viral

The referee was “100 per cent wrong” to send off Conor Hazard and award Clyde a penalty during Celtic B’s 1-1 draw at Broadwood in a City of Glasgow Cup tie last week, according to Keith Hackett.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Fifa and Premier League referee insisted the right decision would have been a yellow card for Hazard and a free-kick for Clyde just outside of the area.

The referee pointed to the spot after the 23-year-old’s challenge on David Goodwillie which was clearly outside of the penalty area.

The footage was shared by @celtic_ylvids on Twitter and has amassed almost 250,000 views.

Asked for his assessment after analysing the footage with Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, Hackett said: “The referee’s got this wrong.

“The offence is outside the area, it doesn’t fill the denial of a goalscoring opportunity (DOGSO) criteria as there are covering defenders.

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“For me, it’s a yellow card for the goalkeeper and a free-kick restart outside the area. Definitely not a penalty and definitely not a red card offence, there are covering defenders.

“When a goalkeeper has come out, he comes out with a purpose. That right foot is a teller, he’s stuck it out.

“I’m giving a free kick and a yellow card. I’m amazed, he’s 100 per cent wrong in terms of DOGSO, there are two covering defenders.”

Goodwillie converted the penalty as both teams shared a point in the opening match of the City of Glasgow Cup.

After making six appearances for the Celtic first-team last season, Hazard has only been named in the matchday squad once by Ange Postecoglou this term.

In other news, a Celtic coach has made up his mind on an offer to become an English club’s manager.