The new Scottish Premiership season is barely up and running, and already controversy surrounds one of the weekend’s highest profile matches.
Jamie Walker is at the centre of the drama, after winning a penalty for Hearts in the first half of the Edinburgh side’s match at home to Celtic.
With the Hoops winning 1-0 courtesy of a brilliant James Forrest strike, it looked like Brendan Rodgers men would be going in at half-time one goal ahead, but they never counted on Walker seemingly conning the referee.
As the ball was sent into the penalty area, Walker tangled with Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney, and a penalty was swiftly awarded. However, replays showed there was very little, if any, contact between the two.
There might have been dubiety over the decision, but Walker calmly stepped up and made it 1-1 himself:
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) August 7, 2016
The goal left Walker as a hero amongst Hearts fans, but Celtic supporters were baying for blood on social media, and demanding that the footballing authorities take action:
Wonder if the @ScottishFA will give Jamie Walker a retrospective ban for diving like they did with Boerrigter?
— Gerard Gough (@gerardgough) August 7, 2016
Jamie walker should be banned from the sfa for that dive man!!! Sisters a tart as well
— Peter Gorrie (@petergorrie90) August 7, 2016
Jamie Walker with a move straight off the training ground there. pic.twitter.com/dpHJPLnPRn
— ByTheMinute Celtic (@ByTheMinCeltic) August 7, 2016
Can't wait to see Jamie Walker getting banned for diving just like Derk did
— Michael Gordon (@MichaelGordon30) August 7, 2016
Let's see if the SFA are really fair or are biased and Jamie Walker gets a ban for that dive, just like Derk Boerrigter did.
— Ally Bell (@AllyB_CFC) August 7, 2016
In a highly irregular move team GB will be allowed to add Heart of Midlothian player Jamie Walker to the diving team, fine addition
— Adam Maxwell (@1999_adam) August 7, 2016
Blatant cheating from Jamie Walker, i hope the @ScottishFA take action.
— ️ (@CelticBible) August 7, 2016
I wonder if Jamie Walker will get punished for his dive the same way Derk Boerrigter did!
— Stand Up For Celtic (@StandForCeltic) August 7, 2016
Jamie Walker will be expecting a charge from the Scottish FA after that dive to win the penalty then?
— Scotzine (@scotzine) August 7, 2016
Scandalous from Jamie Walker blatant dive.
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) August 7, 2016
That dive from Jamie Walker… ? Hoping its going to be an exciting season in the Premier League instead of Celtic running away with it ?
— John Boyce (@johnbohnjoyce) August 7, 2016
Jamie Walker's dive to win a penalty for Hearts was 1 that Klinsmann would have been proud of. #dirtycheatingjambo
— Lino Giovanazzi (@Linobhoy) August 7, 2016
What did you think of the incident?