Celtic get a favourable VAR decision and BBC Sportsound goes into a full blown meltdown.
I want to start of with this.
I see you. I can see exactly what is going on here and the very fact that BBC Sportsound’s Kenny McIntyre felt the need to discuss a text he received from a referee on the show explaining why the penalty Celtic got on Saturday wasn’t a penalty.
I also found it weird that the example Tom English used to lambast the ‘farcical’ decision was one that many think we go away with last week when Giakoumakis appeared to foul the Kilmarnock striker in the final minutes of the League Cup semi final.
No mention of the incredible handballs that McIntyre’s team have gotten away with on three separate occasions.
No mention of the Bernabei and O’Riley handballs. No mention of the penalty we didn’t get against Hearts.
Just a very finely placed subtle hints of another VAR decision that went for us to help start the narrative that it’s not only Celtic that get favourable decisions.
There is a clear agenda now and it’s been happening for a couple of weeks now.
These decisions allow the media to openly call us conspiracy theorists when all that we have ever really wanted was to get fair refereeing across the whole of Scottish football.
Christ, we can’t even get fair refereeing across the whole of Glasgow so what chance to we have?
It’s not odd at all that prominent Rangers supporter and media host Kenny would have ref pals texting him.
Nor is it odd that ex refs are frequent guests in the directors box at Ibrox, or after dinner speakers at RSC functions or invited onto Rangers fans podcasts.
— Cautious Dave (@cautiousdave) January 22, 2023
I got a message from my own eyes and brain and said it wasn’t a penalty, however a grade 1 ref and his buddy behind a screen said it was.
Don’t drag celtic into the decision .
Question the refs who week in , week out make glaring errors.
— Highland__Paddy (@Highland__paddy) January 21, 2023
Did he get messages for any other decision or just the one that was given to Celtic.Not a single Celtic supporter thinks it was a penalty, but now the decisions are going their way you are feigning outrage.Double standards are embarrassing. All Celtic ever ask for is consistency
— Alan McDonald (@Allymac35) January 21, 2023
Funny how referees love to come out the woodwork when it suits them…terrible decision today. Our refs are a disgrace and the lack of accountability and transparency is laughable, I also believe the media need to play their part.
— Brian (@BmacTank) January 21, 2023
Funny how Kenny wasn’t foaming at the mouth for goalie goldson 3 games in a row
— ___Ghost_of___ (@___Ghost_of___) January 21, 2023
I am really shocked that Kenny has an issue with this decision but none that go against his own team, a more bitter presenter you will not find. The issue is not decisions that are/not given it’s the coverage of them and the media clearly has its choices on which to highlight
— Stephen Coakley (@stephencoakley) January 21, 2023
Do refs regularly text in about hand balls? Is it only when Celtic get a decision? (Never a penalty today) did ref text you after 2 hands Goldson punched the ball away? Are refs giving their opinions on every game?
— Dave fae The Renton (@DaveTheWiserTim) January 21, 2023