Celtic set for showdown with SFA after issuing VAR challenge

Celtic have confirmed that the club will make an appeal against the red card shown to Korean winger Hyunjun Yang at Tynecastle on Sunday afternoon. Referee Don Robertson’s initial decision was a yellow card. However he was called to the VAR monitor by theRangers supporting VAR official John Beaton. This was just the first of the controversial interventions from Beaton that changed the course of the game.

He would also call Robertson over to look at a ‘handball’ against Tomoki Iwata.  That resulted in Robertson awarding Hearts a penalty – a disgraceful decision by both match officials., as this photograph illustrates.

The Celtic statement, posted on the official club website, reads as follows:

Celtic to appeal red card issued to Hyunjun Yang

Celtic Football Club can confirm that it will be appealing the red card issued to Hyunjun Yang during Sunday’s match against Hearts at Tynecastle.

We have also written to the SFA to raise our serious concerns regarding the use of VAR and the decisions made within the match.

As we have said before, for some time Celtic has sought to work with the footballing authorities with the aim of improving standards associated with refereeing and the use of VAR in Scotland, something which is clearly in the wider interests of everyone within the game.

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  1. If the sfa go after Brendan the Celtic directors should cause so much aggression towards them and don’t let these blatant cheating matters go on , Beaton should be banned.

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