Callum McGregor unseen Celtic vs Hearts challenge questioned by ex referees as VAR red card call floated

An unseen Callum McGregor moment in Celtic's win over Hearts has been questioned by former referees.

The Hoops dominated their opponents at Parkhead on Saturday afternoon and came away with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the side that have beaten them twice this season already. It was a result that takes them another inch closer to the league title while it also built momentum with a strong showing for the hosts.

Kyogo notched a brace and Matt O'Riley scored from the penalty spot to seal all three points but two former referees have suggested it could have been a more difficult afternoon had VAR intervened on a challenge.

In the first-half of the action, Kenneth Vargas attempted to get forward to spring an attack for the Jambos but he was challenged by McGregor. As the Costa Rican sat on the deck, the captain tried to vault the player only to seemingly catch him on the leg with his studs.

The Celtic player's knee also looked to graze Vargas' head - which the attacker went to ground clutching - and ex-whistlers Steve Conroy and Des Roache had their view that VAR should certainly have had another look at the incident.

Writing from their social media account, Behind The Whistles, the pair said: "We spoke on the podcast yesterday about the one on (James) Forrest not shown on highlight packages. We also questioned the lack of VAR review. This is another. He’s tried to leap the man on the floor and has caught him. Debatable if reckless Y (yellow card) or SFP (serious foul play). Was worth a check it’s not nothing."