Rodgers delivers ruthless verdict on Celtic penalty incident v Ross County
By Dominic Toner
Brendan Rodgers has labelled the penalty decision during Celtic’s 2-2 draw against Ross County as “embarassing”.
The Bhoys were denied all three points on Sunday as hosts Ross County were awarded a late penalty, which was dispatched by their top scorer Liam Boyce.
However, there was huge controversy surrounding the decision as Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko appeared to make no contact with Alex Schalk in the penalty area when he went to ground.
Rodgers voiced his frustration with the penalty incident following the game and slammed the decision made by referee Don Robertson.
“The refs was right in front of it and there was clearly no contact. You actually see Erik move out of the way and the boy falls. It was an embarassing decision at this level,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
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????BR: It was an embarrassing decision at this level.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) April 16, 2017
Celtic managed to maintain their unbeaten league record despite dropping points and will now turn their attention to the Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers.
However, they will now be without their captain Scott Brown as he was shown a straight red card in the closing stages for a dangerous challenge on Boyce.
The midfielder was frustrated following the late drama and will now serve a two-game suspension, which means he will also miss the league game against Rangers.
Rodgers will be pleased about the return of Tom Rogic to the starting line-up, though, as he made his full comeback from his ankle injury.
There was also a first league goal for Kieran Tierney of the season, while substitute Patrick Roberts came off the bench to score.