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New footage shows ’embarrassing’ referee decision during Celtic game

New footage shows an ’embarrassing’ referee decision which was made during the St Johnstone vs Celtic Scottish premiership game at the weekend.

A reckless tackle by Saints’ Liam Gordon was made on the Hoops’ Patryk Klimala in the closing stages of the encounter with minutes remaining.

Immediately after the challenge, Klimala bounced back and went on to get Celtic’s second of the game, shortly after Leigh Griffiths broke the deadlock.

Fans were left angry however that Gordon escaped a red card for how he took Klimala down. He did get a yellow card however.

Blogger, Celts Are Here, wrote about it: “Firstly, we want to applaud Patryk Klimala for his goal on Sunday not only was it a terrific finish, but it was also a goal scored after a crunching tackle which under the Celtic unique angle footage, looks even worse!

“Nick Walsh [referee] had a peculiar performance in Perth on Sunday, but the decision not to send off Liam Gordon for the challenge, regardless of the outcome, was so poor and speaks to a bigger issue.

“Jeremie Frimpong was constantly fouled yesterday wth St Johnstone players bringing him down whenever possible. David Turnbull was booked during the game quite easily, however, when Murray Davidson made a similar challenge, Walsh let him off with a warning and he had already picked up many different fouls over the pitch.

“The lack of protection or punishment for some shocking challenges is going to result in some big injuries for the Hoops over the piece.”

Celtic have uploaded unique ‘angle footage’ of their match highlights, and included is the Hoops’ second goal which showed the tackle on Klimala, had he not got back up, would it have been a red instead of a yellow?

Player ratings

St Johnstone: Clark (7), Tanser (7), Kerr (6), McCart (6), Gordon (6), McNamara (6), Davidson (6), McCann (6), Conway (7), Wotherspoon (8), May (7)

Subs: O’Halloran (6), Hendry (6)

Celtic: Barkas (6), Taylor (7), Duffy (6), Turnbull (6), Ntcham (7), Edouard (6), Elyounoussi (6), Frimpong (7), Ajer (7), McGregor (7), Elhamed (7)

Subs: Brown (7), Christie (7), Rogic (6), Griffiths (9), Klimala (8)

Man of the match: Leigh Griffiths

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