Former Celtic defender Darren O'Dea jokes about shocking penalty decision in cup defeat

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The Irishman found the funny side of Josh Meekings' handball against Celtic for Inverness.

Celtic's dreams of a domestic treble were dashed today, after a defeat against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

They lost the game 3-2 after extra time. They were down to ten men after Craig Gordon was sent off and were unfortunate with a terrible miss from the referee, who failed to spot a blatant handball from Caley defender Josh Meekings.

Meekings handled deliberately after Leigh Griffiths' header was goal-bound. He should have been sent off, Celtic should have had a penalty and the rest would have been history. Celtic are right to be annoyed.

At least one man saw the funny side of it on Twitter. Former Celtic defender Darren O'Dea. The Blackpool man was at Celtic as a youngster and went on to play 69 games for the club in a six year stint, scoring six goals.

He Tweeted after the incident:

When he sent out the message he probably never thought Celtic would actually go on to lose the game, which is why he took it in good stead.

Now we imagine he is taking it less amusingly, being a boyhood Celtic lad he is probably gutted to see his former team miss out on a place in a final and a shot at the domestic treble.

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