'Shocking', 'Blatant' - Celtic fans rage at incident in Rangers win v Ross County
Celtic fans have taken to social media to rage about a decision made by referee Steven McLean in Rangers’ 2-1 win against Ross County in Dingwall on Sunday afternoon.
The Gers seemed to get away with a handball decision when leading 1-0 against the team bottom of the Scottish Premiership.
The referee did eventually award County a late penalty as they scored a consolation goal through David N’Gog to make it 2-1 to Rangers, which was the final score.
As usual with a controversial decision involving either member of the Old Firm, there were opinions galore.
Here are some of the best reactions from Celtic fans to McLean’s decisions not to award a penalty to Ross County:
Steven McLean making a hash of it as usual. Ross County with a stone wall penalty claim against Sevco. Shocking decision.
— Graeme Holmes (@holmsy83) January 28, 2018
McLean making sure his boyhood heroes don't concede a penalty there with as blatant a handball you'll have seen since ICT semi.
— Eeramacaroonbar (@Eeramacaroonbar) January 28, 2018
Brother McLean doing his bit for Sevco, County denied a stonewall penalty for handball ????
— Ian Stevenson???? (@IanSteve1967) January 28, 2018
Steven McLean in charge of a sevco game….sevco player would need to shoot an opponent in the face to concede a penalty.
— Tam (@coybig6721) January 28, 2018
No penalty….honest mistake. pic.twitter.com/vYyoo5GIm5
Will this be discussed at length the way it did with Celtic FC @mstewart_23 @BBCTomEnglish @mrewanmurray @GrahamSpiers When will McLean be demoted like others who have made mistakes & have been. Will you be asking the SFA ?
— Dave Angel (@CGCW12) January 28, 2018
Steven McLean refuses to award Ross County what is a blatant penalty against Sevco, absolutely clear cut.
— Damian (@Damian0706) January 28, 2018
Steven McLean should never be allowed to referee another game …. of course “the brethren” won’t allow that to happen …. Ross County were robbed ????????????????????????????????
— McCrory จิมมี่ (@JimmyBhoy22) January 28, 2018
Rangers victory took them back into second place on goal difference ahead of Aberdeen, they remain 11 points behind Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
The Hoops remain clear at the top of the league following their 1-0 victory over Hibernian on Saturday, the only goal of the game scored by Leigh Griffiths.
The victory came at a cost for Brendan Rodgers’ side though, as both Griffiths and Craig Gordon suffered injuries, with Gordon’s looking to be serious.
The Hoops have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table even further when they take on Hearts at Celtic Park on Tuesday.
In other Celtic news, the Bhoys cannot afford to sell Moussa Dembele in January
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