Celtic fans have taken to social media to respond to the news that Motherwell will not appeal Cedric Kipre’s Betfred Cup Final red card.
Celtic won the game 2-0, but the match was mired in controversy after Celtic were awarded a penalty and Kipre was sent-off after a foul on Scott Sinclair.
Motherwell’s players and coaching staff were furious after the game, accusing Sinclair of diving.
However, Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson revealed today that the steelmen won’t be appealing the sending-off, as it is ‘a waste of time and money‘.
The news has delighted Celtic supporters, many of whom have taken this as Robinson admitting that Kipre deserved to be sent-off.
Here is a selection of their Tweets:
That’s because technically it was a sending off.
— Shawsy67 (@shawsy67) November 28, 2017
because there was clear contact and they know its an appeal they won't win
— Gil (@shaun_gil) November 28, 2017
Admittance! Lovely. Well done Celtic on winning fair and square. ????????????
— Nikki. (@nicnakpaddywak1) November 28, 2017
But….but….Robinson swore blind on 2 radio stations on Sunday night that there 'was absolutely no contact'. What's changed his mind, the inconvenient truth? pic.twitter.com/LxB4geCDiJ
— Slimshady (@Slimshady1961) November 28, 2017
And it was a stonewall penalty in the 1st place
— notthemsm (@therangersbus) November 28, 2017
I hope Celtic are asking the question.. as to why he wasn't sent off initially for his assault on Dembele.
— Andrew (@manictwig) November 28, 2017
Tells you they know it was a penalty ! ????
— helen ball (@helenball5) November 28, 2017
Sinclair and Kipre have the opportunity to renew acquaintances this week, as Celtic and Motherwell are set to clash twice this week.
The teams meet at Fir Park tomorrow night, where Sinclair will no doubt get a hot reception, with plenty of boos.
The final game in the trilogy is at Celtic Park on Saturday, where Sinclair will get a far nicer reception.
Celtic are currently three points ahead of Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership table, with the Hoops having a game in hand on the Pittodrie club.
In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has defended Scott Sinclair after the controversial Betfred Cup Final