The Hearts winger has came in for a lot of criticism since he went down in the box without being touched by Kieran Tierney in Sunday’s game at Tynecastle.
Referee John Beaton immediately pointed to the spot and Walker then picked himself up to slot home an equaliser for the Jambos.
And it’s probably just as well that Celtic went on to win the game 2-1 and make Walker’s dive inconsequential when it came to the final result:
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Still, Scott Brown didn’t miss Walker as he criticised the Hearts winger in his post-match press conference.
The Celtic and Scotland captain called Walker a cheat and told him he’d be better off at the Olympics in Rio.
The Jambo was yesterday offered a two-game ban by the SFA – something his club will appeal – but he’s still coming in for criticism.
And the story was brought up again during Celtic’s Betfred Cup clash with Motherwell at Parkhead tonight, with Craigan comparing Sinclair going down for Moussa Dembele’s penalty to Walker’s dive.
Craigan said: “It will be interesting to hear what Scott Brown says after. He was quite scathing of Jamie Walker on Sunday.
“I think he’s went down a little bit easy. Yes, he’s got the wrong side of Sinclair and got he’s his leg in so it’s very, very soft.”
Hoops fans were quick to share their anger at that suggestion, considering the foul from Motherwell defender Richard Tait appeared to make contact with the winger:
That’s only scratching the surface of the Celtic fans angry that Craigan compared Walker’s dive to the foul on Sinclair.
Dembele was able to smash home the penalty for his side’s second of the night and Brendan Rodgers’ men then went on to score three more to beat Motherwell 5-0 and book their place in the quarter-finals.
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