VIDEO: Dundee and Rangers fans call for Celtic star Scott Sinclair to be banned over ‘diving’ incident

Dundee and Rangers fans have called for Scott Sinclair to be banned after footage of a key moment in yesterday’s Betfred Cup tie with Celtic was circulated online.

The Celtic winger was deemed to have been tripped in the penalty area by Dundee defender Jack Hendry after 25 minutes of yesterday’s quarter-final.

Referee John Beaton pointed to the spot and Sinclair got back up to give the visitors a lead that they never relinquished, going on to win the game 4-0.

Celtic’s Scott Sinclair celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game with Leigh Griffiths during the Betfred Cup, Quarter Final match at Dens Park, Dundee

But footage on Twitter suggests the Englishman may have deliberately taken a tumble, cretaing fury among supporters of Dundee as well as Celtic’s main Glasgow rivals Rangers.

Robert tweeted: “Yup. He needs banned by the SFA. But as usual that lot will get away with it.”

Convenor wrote: “Must be a ban for that.”

Scott Mcruvie wrote: “Never a penalty. Dundee well in it up to that point.”

Susie Blue tweeted: “Shocking decision.”

Another person posted: “There was contact – from Sinclair on the Dundee guy – free kick Dundee.”

Kevin Steele tweeted: “Please spfl ban him for that.”

However, many Celtic fans had a different view.

Dylan Peters tweeted: “No contact other than the very obvious contact hahah blinded by hatred as usual.”

Burnsy wrote: “Penalty aw day every day.”

Dundee manager Neil McCann admitted after the game that he had not seen a replay of the incident, but felt it was a penalty.

He added: “On the whole I can have no complaints about the result.

“I think it was a remarkable work rate by my players against a top-class Celtic side who didn’t rest too many for the Old Firm game.

“I think that is good respect to my side and indeed I don’t think it was a 4-0, I think that flatters Celtic.”

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