Celtic all but wrapped up the Scottish Premiership title yesterday, with their 3-2 victory over Rangers ending their city rival's feint hopes of regaining the trophy this season.
Ange Postecoglou's side entered the game knowing that a victory would put them 12 points clear at the top of the table, and while the visitors to Parkhead would put up a decent challenge, there was no doubt that the home side were fully deserving of the three points.
Of course, many in the Rangers camp were not happy with the refereeing in the game. A disallowed goal for Alfredo Morelos in the first half was particularly singled out, with the referee ruling the strike out due to a foul on Alistair Johnston in the buildup.
🎙️ "Never a free-kick... There is no foul there"
Morelos has the ball in the net, but Kevin Clancy says no goal. Was it a foul? ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/aYBGnAnH7C
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) April 8, 2023
Speaking on Sky Sports yesterday, former Rangers striker Kris Boyd said the decision was an 'embarrassing' one.
It's embarrassing. At the end of the day, it's a contact sport. Alistair Johnston has got a grip of Alfredo Morelos and Alfredo Morelos has got a grip of him as well, all of a sudden he just decides to fall forward because he's caught under the ball?
That should be a goal. It's embarrassing...
That is a goal, I don't care what anyone says...
You could argue that we've seen less in terms of penalties given for a pull on the shirt. You could argue that it was a penalty for Rangers as well.
However, not everyone sees it that way.
Aiden McGeady gives opinion on Morelos' disallowed Celtic goal
Former Celtic and Ireland winger Aiden McGeady had a very different opinion to Kris Boyd on this incident.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the 37-year old said it is fully understandable why the referee and VAR officials came up with the decision that they did. He also suggested a change that could be used to improve VAR in the future.
I just think that the subjective decisions are so hard, it is opinion. There is enough contact for him to go over but he's been clever.
Why has Morelos put his hand on his back? There is obviously enough contact for him to go over...
It wasn't a mistake, it's subjective.
This is the thing that really annoys me about VAR and the way I think it is not done properly in this country.
If one person thinks it is a mistake, why can't you have a panel in the VAR studio and take a vote.
Four referees out of five, we think it is a free-kick. It is always left with the referee to make the decision on the field of play.
McGeady makes plenty of sense here. While the decision was one that split opinion, you could see why the referee saw it in the way he did.
In any case, Celtic will certainly be glad that the call went their way.