Last transfer news Celtic news: Hackett verdict on potential Leigh Griffiths penalty v Falkirk breaking sport news
Premierleague-News.com - In the latest Celtic news, Keith Hackett has delivered his verdict on Leigh Griffths appeal for a penalty against Falkirk.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! 780641809">John Beaton was right not to award Celtic a penalty when Falkirk defender Kai Fotheringham challenged Leigh Griffiths in the penalty area in the first half of their Scottish Cup tie. That is the view of ex-FIFA and Premier League referee Keith Hackett, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the incident that would have given the Hoops an opportunity to open the scoring at Parkhead. James Forrest’s deflected shot found its way to Griffiths and as he attempted to get the ball from under his feet, Fotheringham got between the striker and the ball. With Griffiths set to shoot, he kicked Fotheringham and fell to ground and the Celtic players appealed for a penalty. “We’ve got to remember football is a contact sport, however we look at it,” Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley. “I don’t think there was any way that I could go against the referee who has got to make a judgement.
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“I thought that was a good decision and they’re not always easy, those.
“It highlights to me one of the weaknesses I see in the Premier League, proximity to play.
“One of the things I notice in the Premier League is referees, not all, but some, are short of pace and get caught out of position.
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