Anthony Stokes posts Twitter rant, slams 'unbelievable' refereeing during Celtic's semi-final defeat

Celtic Shirt Stands

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes was far from happy with the standard of refereeing as the Bhoys lost to Inverness.

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes took to Twitter to vent his frustration after controversial refereeing in the Bhoys' 3-2 defeat to Inverness in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

The Bhoys went into the game looking to move one step closer to a treble-winning season - but were left heartbroken after an action-packed game at Hampden Park.

Virgil van Dijk put Celtic in front, but Craig Gordon was sent off for a foul on Marley Watkins, handing Greg Tansey the chance to equalise from the penalty spot, which he successfully converted.

Edward Ofere put Inverness in front in extra-time, and whilst John Guidetti pulled 10-man Celtic level, David Raven won the game late in the day to send Inverness into the Scottish Cup final.

However, the game has been shrouded in controversy after Leigh Griffiths' goal bound shot was seemingly blocked by the hand of Inverness defender Josh Meekings.

Despite goal-line assistant Alan Muir being just yards away from the incident, nothing was given - and Celtic went on to lose the game.

Striker Griffiths told the Guardian after the game that he was unhappy with the decision, and his team-mate Anthony Stokes took to Twitter to vent his anger with the decision, labelling the incident 'unbelievable'.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch