Neil McCann has been left unhappy after a penalty incident in the Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Hearts.

Celtic made it a quadruple treble as they beat their Championship challengers on penalties, Hearts doing so well to bring the game back to 3-3 after finding themselves 2-0 and 3-2 down.

Celtic v Heart of Midlothian - Scottish Cup Final

A tough day for Hearts as they went down against Celtic at Hampden. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But when it got to spot kicks, Stephen Kingsley and Craig Wighton couldn’t convert, Kristoffer Ajer in the end scoring a decisive penalty for Celtic.

One penalty in normal time left former Hearts man McCann unhappy. Celtic’s second goal in normal time came from 12 yards out after Christophe Berra handled the ball in the box.


Odsonne Edouard stepped up to face his former teammate Craig Gordon in the Hearts goal, dinking it down the middle in a paneka kick. It left Gordon unhappy at his former teammate.

Celtic v Heart of Midlothian - Scottish Cup Final

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 20: Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard makes it 2-0 beating Hearts’ Craig Gordon from the penalty spot during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Hearts at Hampden Park, on December 20, 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

And McCann shared similar sentiment after the second Celtic goal. He says that Edouard should have shown more respect to Hearts and his former teammate (BBC):  “I can understand (Craig Gordon’s reaction).

“I think that’s pretty disrespectful. “It’s come off for him and it looks brilliant. It’s just selfish. I didn’t like it.

“It’s not because Celtic have gone two-nil up – that’s his (former) team-mate and that’s why Craig’s reacted like that. That was a little bit cheeky.”

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