Date: 17th April 2017 at 6:54am
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Brendan Rodgers may have wrapped up the league title and be on course for a domestic treble but that doesn’t mean the Celtic boss was in any mood to ignore what he saw as “blatant cheating” against his side at Ross County which cost the Bhoys all three points.

Celtic were leading 2-1 with only a few minutes left on the clock when Alex Schalk went down in the area with what appeared to be no contact from Erik Sviatchenko.

Liam Boyce slotted in the penalty, before Scott Brown saw red late on for sliding in on the scorer, although it’s believed the Celtic skipper won’t be banned for the forthcoming cup semi final against Rangers as an appeal won’t be sorted until after then.

After the game Rodgers vented his frustration at what he saw as poor refereeing, noting:

“I’ve seen some really bad decisions since I’ve come up here from referees and officials but I’ve got to say that was the worst one I’ve seen.

“Erik is nowhere near even touching (Schalk) and the referee’s in a great position and so is the linesman. For him to give a penalty for that is absolutely incredible. That is blatant cheating and it’s an awful decision.”

If referee Don Robertson thought he may get some support from Ross County boss Jim McIntyre he was mistaken as the home manager agreed:

“It’s not a penalty and I can fully understand Celtic’s anger and disappointment.”

Celtic fans have taken to social media to give their views on their manager’s reaction to the decision:

 
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