Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Following referee Euan Norris's penalty award to Hearts in their defeat of Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final, Celtic manager Neil Lennon claims refs are against him. (Various)

Hearts' penalty hero Craig Beattie says he had the feeling he would score a penalty in the match the whole day. (The Sun)

And he said he knew he would be booked for taking off his jersey and cavorting behind the goal - but thought it would be worth it. (Daily Record)

Beattie's Jambos team-mate Andrew Driver reckons Edinburgh will be a ghost town on cup final day when Hearts and Hibernian meet at Hampden. (The Sun)

Hearts defender Andy Webster claims ref Euan Norris was correct to deny Celtic a penalty when the ball hit him on the hip, though there were Celtic appeals that the ball hit his arm in the box. (Daily Express)

Hibs boss Pat Fenlon insists the Scottish Cup final must be played at Glasgow's Hampden, not Murrayfield in Edinburgh. (Daily Record)

Former Hibernian manager John Collins, who won the League Cup with the Leith side in 2007, says he would be delighted to lose the "last winner" tag if his old team beat Hearts in the final. (Daily Mail)

Rangers fans' groups tell the club's administrators to name the preferred bidder now to try to avoid the club going into liquidation. (Daily Record)


Stephen Gallacher says is proud to have "kept his head" to finish runner-up in the Maybank Malaysian Open despite having signed for a 69 when he shot a 68. (Daily Express)