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Gavin Berry

SFA break silence on Celtic offside goal shambles and admit 'camera did not capture appropriate view' of Jota strike

The SFA have admitted the camera at Fir Park “did not capture an appropriate view of the incident” in relation to Jota’s disallowed goal for offside in Celtic’s win over Motherwell on Wednesday night.

The Parkhead side sought clarification over VAR ruling out the strike from the Portuguese star and now Hampden chiefs have held their hands up, admitting that they have now gone back to broadcaster QTV. A statement released on the SFA website read: “Referee Operations can confirm that during a VAR review at Motherwell v Celtic, the footage from the relevant 18-yard line camera did not capture an appropriate view of the incident.

“While the broadcast footage was only able to show a wider camera angle for viewers, Hawk-Eye technology is designed to calibrate an accurate offside decision from either of the two 18-yard line camera positions, with the subsequent VAR review determining that the Celtic player had received the ball in an offside position. We have provided feedback to the host broadcaster on the incident as part of our regular review of the system operation.”

Willie Collum was the man in charge on the night with David Dickinson in the VAR control room at Clydesdale House. Questions had been raised over the angle made available to Dickinson of the incident, and it was reported that it was missed by the cameraman in the Motherwell half which meant a more distant angle had to be used.

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