Hearts manger Robbie Neilson was left fuming at some bizarre decisions by referee Bobby Madden in last night’s 1-0 defeat by Celtic in the Premiership – and Jambos fans were left equally as angry at having to listen to former Tynecastle skipper Christophe Berra insist Kyogo Furuhashi’s offside goal being given was the right decision.
Berra was in the Sky Sports studio alongside Kris Boyd and Stan Petrov, with Berra going as far to claim that Boyd wanted the goal disallowed because he was wearing ‘blue-tinted glasses.’
As the pundits debated the first-half strike, Berra insisted his view was “objective” as he claimed any offside would be “marginal” as he tried to absolve the officials of any blame if they did get it wrong.
“It is marginal, if it is. We have seen situations in the Premier League when you think it is on and it is off,” Berra said.
“Until the line comes in you can’t tell. And there is nothing in it, let’s be fair. I know I played for Hearts but I have an objective view.
“You can’t blame the ref or the lino [linesman] there, the only way you can sort that out is spend the money and getting VAR into Scottish football.
“It is not clear cut, not in a million years. I think Boydy has got his blue sunglasses on.”
Hearts fans were less than impressed with Berra’s comments and many felt the ex-Jambos star, now playing for Raith Rovers, has an axe to grind after he was unceremoniously dumped by former Tynecastle boss Daniel Stendel.
Here are some of the comments from Hearts fans slating their former skipper:
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