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Commons defends penalty decision

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Celtic forward Kris Commons was accused of diving to win the penalty at Raith Rovers on Sunday afternoon.

"There was definite contact with my right foot" - Kris Commons
Former Hamilton Academical defender Simon Mensing made the claim after Commons had both won and converted a 56th minute penalty in his side's 3-0 Scottish Cup fifth round victory at Stark's Park.

"That was the pivotal moment. I don't think it was a penalty," Mensing told The Scotsman. "Commons was doing it during the game. He is a clever player. The referee got that one wrong. Commons went down too easily and I know that for a fact. I'm really disappointed with it."

However, Commons confirmed that he had definitely been tripped for Celtic's opening goal on what proved a very difficult playing surface.

"Mensing tripped me up in the box. That is something you can't do," he insisted. "If he got a bit of the ball, fair enough, but he did not. There was definite contact with my right foot."

Substitute James Forrest and Joe Ledley later added further efforts as the SPL leaders booked a quarter-final tie at St Mirren.


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Writer: stev Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 4 2013

Time: 8:57PM

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It makes you laugh. A player like mensing has no other ability to make himself noticed so he claims garbage like this just to remind people he existed. This is a clear case of inferiority complex with good reason!
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