One wonders if Celtic, or Neil Lennon have in fact ever benefited in a match from a wrong decision by Dougie MacDonald, or indeed any ref, or the intervention of or consultation with an assistant. Perish the thought that there would be any professional who would claim a foul had been committed where there was none, to get a fellow pro sent off.
The Old Firm BOTH get more of the decisions than other teams because of the lumpen baying mobs that howl in anguish at every nuance against them – real or perceived.
Fans of other clubs and neutrals know this and that is why the Celtic crusade is gathering no support from outwith their own ranks.
Was the now famous incident a penalty? No it wasn’t. Did Celtic win the game? Yes they did.
So McDonald gave a wrong decision, realised immediately and changed it and like most folk at their work tried to cover up his mistake with an explanation that was economical with the truth.
So he should resign?
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