A pair of former Celtic stars joined the club’s fans in illustrating their frustration with referee Bobby Madden, over the Howes’ clash with Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
The last edition of the Old Firm derby, of course, was played a short time ago.
Just two weeks after a rookie Celtic triumphed from a league meeting between the two teams at Ibrox, the two heavyweights in Scottish football have crossed again, on this occasion in the cup semi-finals.
When all was said and done this time, it was the blue half of Glasgow who enjoyed the last laugh.
This came despite Celtic opening the game up an hour later, with Scott Arfield’s goal fifteen minutes later following an own goal by Karl Starvelt in overtime, ensuring that Rangers, not Celtic, advance to the Scotland final. Cup.
Incredible sights in Hampden! 😱😱
Calvin Bassey’s cross has been delivered and Rangers fans go far! 🔵# This means everything pic.twitter.com/m9KjZBLoO9
– Premier Sports (PremierSportsTV) April 17 2022
At the back of the event coming to a close at Hampden Park, it should come as no surprise to hear Celtic supporters make their frustrations crystal clear after the match.
Many chose to direct their anger towards the club’s stars, due to an frankly disappointing display during Sunday’s 120 minutes.
However, others have pointed the finger at referee Bobby Madden, amid allegations of extreme bias towards Rangers throughout the confrontation.
Check out the best social media reactions below, provided by none other than Bhoys ex-husband Chris Sutton and Alan Thompson:
Celtic were poor but Bobby Madden gave one of the worst refereeing shows I’ve seen in Scotland in a long time… and that says something!!!
– Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) April 17 2022
Madden must be a fan of Rangers? 😂
– Alan Thompson (@Alantommo8) April 17 2022
Another strong performance by Bobby Madden. Absolute shame!! pic.twitter.com/Mmdz082sL5
– Nikki Sinclair PGA (@nikesinclair) April 17 2022
Bobby Madden got the score he wanted, and he completely killed the game with his decisions.
Yellow cards are missed, fouls are given that don’t go anywhere and breakouts are fired.
Bobby Madden got the result he wanted.
– Fitzy (@ Fitzy__07) April 17 2022
A real shame that once the name Madden hits these games, everyone knows the farce is coming.
It wasn’t Celtic’s great performance but another one as the referee decided the end result
– Bhoys Analytics (@BhoysAnalytics) April 17 2022
Bobby Madden is a qualified referee. pic.twitter.com/jL8G84NG3M
– Aidan (@AidanCeitic) April 17 2022
Madden is either a cheater or incompetent, he is one family or the other
– Celtic gossip (CelticGossip) April 17 2022
Bobby Madden hangs your head in shame. I haven’t seen a one-sided refereeing performance like this in a long time
– Mickey (@bhoymikey67) April 17 2022
Before we know the end result, you have to record what a disgrace Madden was.
– cartujakds April 17 2022
Bobby Madden when a gust of wind blew on one of the goalkeepers pic.twitter.com/rlBk9jrgtW
– Roscoe (@R055C089) April 17 2022
Celtic were awful.
Madden was even worse.
Embarrassed by both.
StandForCeltic April 17 2022
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