There was a horrendous error from the game's match officials but the Inverness CT Twitter account certainly saw the funny side with some brilliant tweets.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle came out on top in the Scottish FA Cup semi-final, with a controversial incident at the end of the first-half having a massive impact on the game, much to amusement of Inverness' official Twitter account, who took the opportunity to show off some comedy prowess.
With Celtic leading 1-0 going into the break, the arm of Josh Meekings rose to block Leigh Griffiths' close-range header. Referee Steven McLean and touchline official Alan Muir both had a clear view of the incident, but neither awarded what was a blatant penalty.
The controller of the Caley Thistle Twitter account clearly knew – like the rest of us – that it was a penalty, but decided to see the light-hearted side of things and thus began a string of very good-humoured tweets.
Griffiths shot saved on the line by Meekings. Good lad.— Official ICTFC (@ICTFC) April 19, 2015
The tweets continued at half-time when there was praise for the “cracking save” from the central defender, who spent his youth career at Ipswich Town before moving to Inverness, and then a tongue-in-cheek question about it being ball to hand.
Celtic fans booing the ref but in fairness that is a cracking save from Josh Meekings.— Official ICTFC (@ICTFC) April 19, 2015
*Looks for straws* "Was it ball to hand though?"— Official ICTFC (@ICTFC) April 19, 2015
The controller of the tweets had two more gags left as the second-half resumed before the attention was taken by the sending off of Craig Gordon, which was followed up by Greg Tansey converting the penalty to level the scores, setting up Caley Thistle for a dramatic late win in extra-time.
David Raven's goal in the 117th minute put Caley Thistle through to their first ever Scottish FA Cup final against Falkrik, a fact that didn't escape the deliriously happy writer of the tweets.
— Official ICTFC (@ICTFC) April 19, 2015
Celtic maybe should have had a goal/penalty but we've had 3 free kicks on the half way line turned down so we're basically even now.— Official ICTFC (@ICTFC) April 19, 2015
Apparently Meekings shouted "I'm in nets" when that ball came at him so it's not a penalty. Don't quote me on that though.— Official ICTFC (@ICTFC) April 19, 2015
We did it guys....we bloody did it. *starts sobbing*— Official ICTFC (@ICTFC) April 19, 2015