Celtic win appeal against Daniel Majstorovic red card

Majstorovic was shown a red card with 30 minutes remaining at Celtic Park
Majstorovic was shown a red card with 30 minutes remaining at Celtic Park

Celtic have won their appeal against the dismissal of Daniel Majstorovic during the league leaders' 1-0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Majstorovic was shown a straight red card by referee Steven McLean for a challenge on Jonny Hayes.

The Caley Thistle midfielder later admitted that he thought the Swedish defender had "got the ball".

Celtic said Majstorovic was available for Sunday's league clash with Hibs at Easter Road.

The appeal was heard by the Scottish Football Association's Fast Track Tribunal on Thursday.

Celtic were leading by a Joe Ledley goal when Majstorovic was shown the red card last weekend.

Caley Thistle threatened to equalise before they were reduced to 10 men when Steve Williams was sent off after picking up a second yellow for a foul on Georgios Samaras 13 minutes from time.

Lennon was angry with referee Steven McLean and his assistants with the decision to show a red card to Majstorovic.

"I thought he got the ball," said Lennon about Majstorivic's tackle. "How the linesman could give it is beyond me and there were some very inconsistent decisions out there.

"I think both sets of coaching staff were unhappy with the performance. But I don't think the referee got much help from either of his linesmen.

"We were told that the linesman gave it. Whether I am wrong on that, I don't know.

"I have seen it on the television and it is pretty inconclusive, but it looked to me that Daniel got the ball."

Hayes spoke to Majstorovic on the pitch before the Swede was sent packing.

"I just said to him he was unlucky to be sent off," said the Caley Thistle winger.

"My immediate reaction was to get up and get back in shape. It's hard to tackle without contact.

"I thought he got the ball, but I'm not sure what the cameras will show. We have had those decisions go against us a few times this season and it's not nice."

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