Celtic fans have been reacting with bemusement on Twitter to the news that Motherwell have appealed the red card awarded to Cedric Kipre in the goalless draw against Celtic on Sunday.
The Steelmen made the announcement on their official website, claiming that the decision, made by referee Craig Thomson after an altercation with Scott Brown, “is a case of wrongful dismissal”.
Whilst a few Hoops fans seemed to think that the sending-off was harsh, most are claiming that the defender deserved to be red carded for kicking out at the Hoops skipper, whilst one fan claims that Motherwell will lose the appeal because ‘they play Sevco next’.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the news of Kipre’s appeal:
@PeteLawwell do your thing
— deano (@7onaed) March 19, 2018
Think you need to understand the rules of violent conduct in football, red card all day, every day. Didnt help Celtic one iota, allowed Motherwell just to sit in and spoil for a point, would have preferred them to have 11 and come out more.
— Jamie Whiteford (@seumasabheinn) March 19, 2018
Are they going to appeal NOT getting red cards when they should’ve over the last two seasons for the assaults carried out on opposition players???
Na!! Don’t think they will!!
Sunday’s red card was “karma” for all the tackles where a blind eye has been turned in games past
— Chris Currie (@chriscurrie67) March 19, 2018
Unfortunately for the Hoops, even though they had plenty of possession they were unable to take advantage of the sending-off and the game ended goalless.
Despite the dropping of two points, the Hoops maintain a comfortable 10 point lead over Rangers with a game in hand at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.
The Bhoys now head off on international duty before returning on the 31st of March with a league match against bottom of the table Ross County at Celtic Park, as they aim to get the league title clinched sooner rather than later.
In other Celtic news, Tam McManus claimed that the Hoops missed Leigh Griffiths v Motherwell