Celtic take on Motherwell this afternoon at Celtic Park for the third time in seven days. Our two previous encounters have resulted in the Hoops winning the BetFred Cup by two goals to nil last Sunday, and the teams sharing the points in a 1-1 draw at Fir Park last Wednesday.

During both games Celtic were awarded a penalty, legitimately I might add, but in doing so, the referees concernred Craig Thomson and Willie Collum have been on the receiving end of the bitter SMSM’s wrath. As have Scott SInclair and Callum McGregor for having the audacity to go down when fouled.

In their haste to condemn the Champions, many hacks and radio pundits. have had to backtrack from their default position of having a kick at our club. TV evidence has shown, in BOTH cases, the referees made the RIGHT decision.

Unlike a forthnight ago when the referee Nicky Walsh made the WRONG decision at Dingwall and refused to give Celtic a penalty against Ross County, after Callum McGregor had his feet whipped away from him, as he was about to shoot.

Or when Scott Sinclair did stay on his feet against Hibs after Efe Ambrose manhandled him in the box as he was about to shoot. The referee that day, Willie Collum, got it WRONG, but very little was said by the SMSM.

What this last week really shows is how desperate the SMSM are for someone, anyone, to beat Celtic and halt our amazing record breaking run of 66 domestic games undefeated.

And they couldn’t care how it’s done. One pundit/hack Mark Guidi was quite happy to tell us ‘smashing’ Celtic players was quite acceptable, ‘if that’s what it takes’ to get the right result.

He must have been delighted with Motherwell’s tactics over the last two games then, because that’s exactly what they have tried to do to Brendan Rodgers’ men.

I think we’ll all be glad to see the back of Motherwell after today, a club that’s over the last week proved to be a greeting faced set of liars who will resort to anything to tarnish the great name of our club.

Much to the delight of the bitter SMSM…