Celtic fans on Twitter have been giving their reaction to the news that Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre has had his red card for an incident with the Hoops’ Scott Brown in the recent match at Fir Park overturned.
The Scottish FA made the decision to downgrade the card to a yellow in an announcement made on Thursday via the SFA’s official Twitter page.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) March 22, 2018
The Hoops fans seem to be split between those who think the SFA were wrong to overturn the decision, and those critical of referee Craig Thomson and the standard of refereeing the Scottish game in general.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the Kipre verdict:
Will the ref get a ban?
— RhebelRhebel (@RhebelRhebel) March 22, 2018
I'm waiting for Motherwell fans in my mentions about how Kipre won his appeal as if the compliance officer has been amazing this season and set an amazing standard
— Paddy???? (@RogicEsque) March 22, 2018
So it’s ok to kick an opponent now?
— Kevin Barry Curran (@tucker_93) March 22, 2018
What the one against Ross Co last season? That was because it wasn’t a red. What exactly did Kipre get downgraded to a yellow for? He either did nothing or he kicked out. If he did nothing why yellow? If he kicked out it is a red
— Briandamage (@Briandamge64) March 22, 2018
???????? Motherwell Kipre wins his appeal still think never a red but will Robinson be pulled up for slating the ref in the media conference saying everything but that CT had a vendetta against his club ????
— Brennan Bhoy (@BrennanMatin) March 22, 2018
So you can have a kick out now and it’s not a bookable offence..????????
— David ???????????????????????????? Stewart (@daviehollywood) March 22, 2018
Nice of Brown to put a word in, as he runs Scottish football. Surprised they lifted it, he stamped into the tackle before the handbags.
— Andrew (@manictwig) March 22, 2018
Kipre, who has been sent-off against the Hoops twice this season, is now free to play in Motherwell’s next game, which is against Rangers next weekend.
The Hoops failed to take advantage of the sending-off during the game, as they were held to a goalless draw by the Steelmen, yet still increased their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table to 10 points with a game in hand.
The Hoops are unlikely to face Motherwell in the league again this season as they are struggling to make the top six, but the teams could meet in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden in May.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are reportedly set to give Ryan Christie a contract extension