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Watch: Farcical Late Dive Denies Celtic Victory Against Ross County

Watch: Farcical Late Dive Denies Celtic Victory Against Ross County
By Gavin Cooney

Celtic' superiority in Scotland is such that they've yet to lose a game in the league this season, and have dropped points in just four games all year. The most recent of those games came this morning, as the champions were held 2-2 away To Ross County. Celtic took the lead in the first half through Kieran Tierney, before County equalised five minutes after half-time. Celtic then retook the lead through Patrick Roberts, but were pegged back a minute from time.

County's second equaliser arrived in farcical circumstances. The referee awarded a penalty, despite the fact Alex Schalk executed one of the most blatant dives you'll ever see.

Watch it below:

Alex Schalk Dive

Celtic's late frustration did not end there: Scott Brown foolishly lunged in on Liam Boyce late on, for which he was sent off, and will now miss next weekend's Old firm derby.

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After the game, Brendan Rodgers expressed his disappointment:

I've seen some bad decisions up here but that's one of the worst.

Referees have a tough job but I don't know what he was seeing. The linesman needs to help him or else why are they there?

The Ross County manager even agreed: "Alex is expecting contact and he's on his way down when the defender pulls out. It's not a penalty and I can fully understand Celtic's anger and disappointment".

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