Celtic's stuttering end to the season continued with a 1-1 draw at Ross County on Sunday – but the Bhoys were left fuming over an offside decision that cost them the win.
Anthony Stokes had opened the scoring for the league champions early on, but a Tony Watt goal was ruled offside just after the equalizer from Iain Vigurs before the break.
TV replays showed Watt was onside, and coach Johan Mjallby was unhappy afterwards.
The Swede said, “We played a good first half and it was very annoying to concede a goal late again in the first half, and then we should have had a goal allowed. It wasn’t offside and goals are always going to change games.
“I have seen it on television and it clearly wasn’t offside. It would have been nice to go in at halftime with a lead. It was more annoying to concede a late goal in the first-half because we were playing well.”
Celtic were critical of the condition of the pitch at Ross County. “It is hard to play football on that pitch. It was dreadful. We had to go a bit more direct and that didn’t suit us,” Mjallby said.
“It was more of a physical battle although a draw was a fair result. The pitch is equal for both teams but the way we play football it doesn’t suit.
“It is not acceptable to have a pitch like this and it shouldn’t be this way although I am not a groundsman. It is hard for me to put the blame on anyone but it is not good for the 22 players out there.
“It is bobbly and there is no grass but it was quite soft and it was not dangerous.”
The Scottish FA have confirmed that Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been charged with breaching his touchline ban.
Lennon has been accused of breaking the terms of his three-match suspension by being in the playing zone within 15 minutes of the final whistle of Celtic’s 3-1 recent defeat by Motherwell.
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