BT Sports pundit Chris Sutton has had his say on Celtic’s two controversial penalties against Motherwell this week.
Scott Sinclair’s ‘dive’ in the Betfred Cup Final and Callum McGregor’s ‘dive’ in the 1-1 draw between the sides at Fir Park last night have provoked lots of debate.
The late penalty won by McGregor – and converted by Sinclair – helped to extend Celtic’s British record unbeaten domestic run to 66 games.
Everyone at Motherwell thinks that they weren’t penalties whilst everyone at Celtic is of the opinion that they were.
The always opinionated Sutton has used his official Twitter account to give his view on the decisions, and to castigate Motherwell for not appealing Cedric Kipre’s red card that resulted from the Sinclair-won penalty.
Sutton said: “McGregor definite pen… Sinclair I thought not enough contact to go down… no pen!
“But for Motherwell not to appeal it after all the outrage is odd to say the least…??”
Just for all the people getting their knickers in a twist… Mcgregor definite pen… Sinclair I thought not enough contact to go down… no pen! But for Motherwell not to appeal it after all the outrage is odd to say the least…??
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 30, 2017
The penalty incidents have added a new dimension to the third game in a week between Celtic and Motherwell, which takes places at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Hoops went four points clear of Aberdeen with a game in hand at the top of the Scottish Premiership following last night’s results, as Celtic’s draw was coupled with Aberdeen’s 3-0 defeat to Rangers.
Saturday’s game is the first of nine in the month of December for Celtic, which includes their final Champions League group stage game against Anderlecht and home matches against Aberdeen and Rangers.