Brendan Rodgers has stoutly defended Celtic after some players were accused of diving to win penalties, and said the officials got both decisions right.
Motherwell have been left furious after the two games against Celtic this week, thanks to controversial penalties won by Scott Sinclair in the Betfred Cup Final and Callum McGregor in last night’s 1-1 draw between the teams at Fir Park.
However, Rodgers has defended both his team and Celtic as a club, as reported by Celtic’s Twitter account.
The Northern Irishman said: “I don’t have any instructions… We have values here as a club and a team.
“This is a group of players who are very honest. We’ve got our first two penalties of the season and my opinion is that they are penalties.”
???? BR on diving allegations: “I don’t have any instructions. We won the fair play award last year. We have values here as a club and a team. This is a group of players who are very honest. We’ve got our first two penalties of the season and my opinion is that they are penalties."
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) November 30, 2017
Celtic managed to keep their unbeaten run going last night thanks to Scott Sinclair’s 88th minute penalty which earned a draw against Motherwell.
The draw, coupled with Aberdeen’s defeat against Rangers, left Celtic four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a game in hand.
Celtic play Motherwell this weekend in their third game against the Fir Park side in six days.
The game is the first of nine Celtic will play in December, which includes a Champions League group match at home versus Anderlecht and games at Celtic Park against Aberdeen and Rangers.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton had a dig at Rangers