Celtic legends join fans in taking aim at Bobby Madden after Old Firm defeat
A pair of former Celtic stars have joined the club’s supporters in making their frustrations with referee Bobby Madden clear, on the back of the Bhoys’ showdown with Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
The latest edition of the Old Firm derby, of course, played out a short time ago.
Just a fortnight on from Celtic emerging triumphant from a league meeting between the two sides at Ibrox, the two heavyweights of Scottish football locked horns once more, on this occasion in the semi-finals of the Cup.
When all was said and done this time round, though, it was the blue half of Glasgow who enjoyed had the last laugh.
This came despite Celtic opening the game’s scoring just beyond the hour mark, as Scott Arfield’s equaliser fifteen minutes later was followed by a Carl Starfelt own goal deep into extra time, to ensure that Rangers, not Celtic, march on to the finale of the Scottish Cup.
UNBELIEVABLE scenes at Hampden! 😱😱
Calvin Bassey’s cross is turned in and the Rangers fans go WILD! 🔵#ThisMeansEverything pic.twitter.com/m9KjZBLoO9
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) April 17, 2022
On the back of the action coming to a close at Hampden Park, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of the Celtic faithful making their frustrations crystal clear post-match.
Many have opted to direct their anger directly at the club’s stars, owing to a frankly underwhelming display across the 120 minutes on Sunday.
Others, however, have pointed the finger of blame largely at referee Bobby Madden, amid claims of heavy bias towards Rangers throughout the clash.
Check out the best of the reaction from across social media below, fronted by none other than former Bhoys pair Chris Sutton and Alan Thompson:
Celtic were poor but Bobby Madden turned in one of the worst refereeing performances I’ve seen in Scotland for a long time… and that’s saying something!!!
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) April 17, 2022
Madden must be a rangers fan ? 😂
— Alan Thompson (@Alantommo8) April 17, 2022
Another solid performance by Bobby Madden. Absolute disgrace!! pic.twitter.com/Mmdz082sL5
— Nicky Sinclair PGA (@nickysinclair) April 17, 2022
Bobby Madden got the result he wanted, absolutely killed the game with his decision making.
Missed yellow cards, gave fouls that never where & let offsides go.
Bobby Madden got the result he wanted.
— Fitzy (@Fitzy__07) April 17, 2022
Real shame that as soon as Madden’s name hits these games everyone knows the farce is coming.
Not a great a Celtic performance but yet another where the referee has 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 cheat or incompetent he is one or the other HH
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) April 17, 2022
Bobby madden hang your head in shame. I’ve not seen a one sided refereeing performance like that in a long time
— Mikey (@bhoymikey67) April 17, 2022
Before we know the final outcome, it needs to go on record what’s disgrace Madden has been.
— cartuja (@cartujakds) April 17, 2022
Bobby Madden when a gust of wind blew across a rangers player pic.twitter.com/rlBk9jrgtW
— Rossco (@R055C089) April 17, 2022
Celtic were awful.
Madden was even worse.
Embarrassing from both.
— Stand up for Celtic (@StandForCeltic) April 17, 2022
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