Richard Keys reacts on Twitter to Meekings decision, expresses 'delight'

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The presenter delivered a strong view on the Celtic handball incident - in support of the defender and not the SFA.

Richard Keys feels strongly about Josh Meekings playing in the Scottish Cup final - and is fully behind the Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender.

Meekings handled the ball on the line for all to see during Inverness's 3-2 semi-final win over Celtic but the match officials didn't award the blatant penalty and the Bhoys felt robbed as their treble dreams crashed to a halt.

Celtic later wrote to the SFA and Meekings was banned from playing in the cup final.

However, that decision was then overturned and Keys is 'delighted' to see 'sanity' restored within Scottish football.

He still proceeded to question the SFA and its chief Stewart Regan, however, as to what they were thinking with their initial response to the incident.

Celtic's angst considering the nature of the Meekings incident is understandable - and it's clear the Hoops were cheated in the phrase's most basic terms.

But a widely shared view appears to be that retrospective action would set a bad precedent and risk demonstrating the grandest inconsistency seeing as it hasn't been done by the SFA before.

In terms of Celtic's season, the Bhoys travel to Dundee United this weekend looking to keep their title charge well on track.

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