BBC pundit and ex-Rangers star brands Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard's penalty 'selfish' and 'disrespecful'

Celtic striker Odsonne Eduoard has been criticised by former Rangers star Neil McCann for his Panenka penalty in the Scottish Cup final.

Celtic's Odsonne Edouard makes it 2-0 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Hearts at Hampden Park, on December 20, 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)
Celtic's Odsonne Edouard makes it 2-0 during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Hearts at Hampden Park, on December 20, 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

The Frenchman chipped his spot kick down the middle of the goal to put Celtic 2-0 up on Hearts at Hampden – sparking an angry reaction from Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon, who was booked for throwing the ball in the direction of the celebrating striker.

Speaking on BBC Sportsound, Neil McCann said: “I can understand [Craig Gordon’s reaction].

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"I think that’s pretty disrespectful. It’s come off for him and it looks brilliant. It’s just selfish. I didn’t like it.

"It’s not because Celtic have gone two-nil up. That’s his [former] team mate and that’s why Craig has reacted like that.

"That was a little bit cheeky.”

Fellow pundit Billy Dodds added: “How cheeky can you get in a pressurised situation? Craig Gordon isn't happy - goalkeepers don't like that. That is exquisite from Odsonne Edouard. Against his former team-mate as well.”

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