Official decision made after controversial cup final incident in Celtic v Motherwell clash
Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has revealed that his club won’t appeal Cedric Kipre’s controversial red card in Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final defeat to Celtic.
Celtic were 1-0 up when referee Craig Thomson adjudged that Kipre fouled Scott Sinclair in the penalty box.
The penalty was given, Kipre was sent-off and Moussa Dembele scored to end the game as a contest.
Many people, including some Motherwell players, have accused the Celtic winger of diving to win the penalty.
Robinson told the Daily Record that although he disagrees with the decision, Motherwell can’t afford to appeal against it.
The Northern Irishman said: “It’s very simple. We have appealed numerous decisions and we’ve wasted a lot of time and money.
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He continued: “We have appealed numerous things where we thought we had good evidence and they have been turned against us. So we’re not gong to go that way this time.”
Motherwell and Celtic meet again at Fir Park tomorrow night, and Sinclair will no doubt get a hot reception from the Motherwell support.
The teams complete their trilogy of games against each other at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon.
Celtic head into this week’ double-header currently 65 game unbeaten domestically, which is a British record.
In other Celtic news, Moussa Dembele has hailed James Forrest for his Betfred Cup Final performance.