Did Fashion Sakala Celebrate Cheating Celtic? No-One In The Media Seems To Care.

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The Fashion Sakala penalty at the weekend is, at the very least, debatable.

But what isn’t in debate any longer is that he made a meal of the challenge and went down as if he’d been shot. The picture that’s doing the rounds on Sevco social media shows him openly laughing as he lies there in “agony.”

So what exactly was that all about?

No-one seems to care. No-one in the media anyway.

Because they all think this is hilarious.

This has gone a long way to turning a bit-part player at Ibrox into a cult hero with their fans as well. They are easily amused that lot. The last cult hero was Lundstram because he behaved a bit staunch in a game against us last season.

Most of them acknowledge that he’s pretty useless otherwise.

The Sakala incident has gotten very little media attention though, mostly because the focus has been on the diabolical Goldson one. But it’s clear that he’s hamming it up a bit, and as such he can really only be doing so for two reasons; either because it’s a dive or because he wants to exaggerate the contact and get the Celtic player sent off.

Either way what some in the media are sniggering over is a blatant attempt at cheating, and perhaps a successful one since the penalty was given. I am still in two minds about it. Certainly, he falls over his own feet and not so much because of any challenge.

It’s the sort of penalty they get; that’s the nice way of putting it anyway.

And his reaction is exactly the sort you expect from someone who has spent any length of time inside the environs of that ground. It’s a “win at all costs” mentality which doesn’t mind a bit of play acting, a bit of diving, a bit of rolling around faking it, a bit of cheating.

Sakala is not laughing because he’s in pain.

He’s laughing because he’s either conned the ref or is still trying to con him even after the penalty has been awarded.

Most people in our media would be outraged at that if they watched it at a game in England. But here it’s all part of the circus, all part of the gag, all part of the running joke that is officiating in Scotland.

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  • Roonsa says:

    I saw what he did right away. I thought “how can he be injured?”. He’s a cheat. It should be called out.

  • king murdy says:

    of course he did……
    and of course they don’t….

    only in brilliant bonnie scotland…..

  • Peterbrady says:

    What did I say yesterday about the stewards and police Scotland at the pox now it’s in the media these lawbreakers can operate carts blanche with no comebacks it’s only a matter of time until some innocent Celtic fan minding his own business becomes another statistics

  • Frankie says:

    Beaton and collum should look at this again and ask themselves if they are grade 1 refs ore grade 1 cheats.

    • Scud Missile says:

      The answer is the refs in our league no longer get any gigs at the European Championships or the World Cup,now just what does that tell you.
      Third world countries have refs at these tournaments we don’t.

  • scouse bhoy says:

    ref watch on sky sevco ignored the handball incident ?.

  • Geoff says:

    What amazes me is this “ if you go to ground” nonsense then you give the ref a decision to make?
    Not if you don’t actually make any contact with the player.
    Sakala slips trying to turn Starfelt and stands on his foot.
    In England that decision would have sent the ref to the monitor along with the handball.

  • Hugh says:

    CCV went to ground v Tillman and made contact with the ball, he made no contact with Tillman, had he gone to ground and missed the ball not intending to make contact with the player but the player stood on him and fell would a penalty have been awarded? If not what excuses would be used to justify?

  • Pan says:

    Karma will come back to bite him on the arse! It never fails.
    It makes no difference whether he meant it or whether he dined on it.
    Karma is waiting.

  • John S says:

    Ben Nevis has a more level playing field.

  • Pan says:

    It seems that English football is in a more healthy and honest state than Scottish football.
    Our referees and the SFA are nowhere near being in the same class as the much better and honest system operation down south.

  • James Archibald says:

    I said it on Sunday and I’ve been saying it since why did walker not say anything about it? you know sally wasn’t going to he was too busy laughing hoping no one would mention it.

  • Scud Missile says:

    All part of the the circus you lot attend the games home and away to this so called circus,I would say that makes you all equally as GULLIBLE.

  • harold shand says:

    Just imagine the scum media reaction if Kyogo done that

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