Watch: Farcical Late Dive Denies Celtic Victory Against Ross County

Watch: Farcical Late Dive Denies Celtic Victory Against Ross County

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.


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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Gavin Cooney
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