Motherwell have revealed that they have contacted the Scottish FA’s Head of Refereeing to express their views and gain feedback on the decision to award Celtic penalties in both their clashes with them.
The club issued a statement to explain their choice to gather more information on the match official’s decisions in both their recent meetings with the Hoops, and revealed that they acknowledge how challenging a match official’s job can be.
During Sunday’s Scottish League Cup final between the clubs, the referee awarded a spot-kick when he believed Scott Sinclair had been fouled in the box by Cédric Kipré.
Moussa Dembele converted the penalty which helped the Bhoys win the final 2-0 and lift the cup.
The Hoops were then awarded a penalty in Wednesday’s league clash with Motherwell as Callum McGregor went down after an Andy Rose challenge and the referee made the controversial call.
The penalty was awarded to the Bhoys in the 88th minute of the game, when Celtic were 1-0 down, Sinclair stepped up and scored the penalty.
The game then ended 1-1 and kept Celtic’s domestic unbeaten streak alive for another game.
Motherwell referred to their “extremely frustrated” fans being important in their decision to question the awarding of both penalties, and said both matches were “dominated by a debatable decision.”
Further down their statement, Motherwell revealed they’re disappointed by the actions of the match officials that ended up influencing both games.
The Hoops are set to play Motherwell for a third time on Saturday at Celtic Park.
Before ending the statement, The Steelmen said they would look into Scott Brown’s claims that coins were thrown at Hoops players during Wednesday clash, as they investigate any incident brought to their attention.
In other Celtic news, Tom Rogic failed to impress in last night’s draw with Motherwell