Don Robertson apologizes for conceding Celtic goal as Derek McInnes slams ‘helping hand’

Derek McInnes has revealed that clumsy referee Don Robertson apologized to him at half-time for giving Celtic a ‘helping hand’ for the title.

The official allowed play to continue as Adam Idah opened the scoring in a 5-0 rout for the champions – despite hitting Kilmarnock defender Robbie Deas moments earlier with a flying arm on the center line. Idah rushed into the box to divert a Matt O’Riley shot into the net and put the visitors on a flyer just 5 minutes later. And McInnes said afterwards: “The first goal should have been taken out and Don Robertson apologized at half-time. time. He said it wasn’t a foul but he knew it was a hit to the head and he should have stopped the match. It’s mediocre of him because he’s a good official.

“They didn’t need a helping hand, but they got one and they were really good at their job. There were so many problems with what we did tonight. But a lot of it was what Celtic were doing.

But McInnes admitted his Europa League qualifiers were destroyed by a rampant Celtic side. He said: “It was the toughest 90 minutes we had to endure. It was partly us but congratulations to Celtic. I thought they would have beaten any team in the league tonight, they were so strong. We are always professional and give our best, but subconsciously, for the players, when you play against a team with so much more in the game, it is difficult. They played with intensity and didn’t let us breathe.

“But it’s been a brilliant campaign even if my face doesn’t look like it right now. This is not how we wanted the last home game to go and it was always going to be difficult. We looked like a team that had done its job. But what a season it’s been and this isn’t going to ruin it.