Fortune claims Old Firm 'goal'

04 January 2010 04:23
The Hoops striker looked to have won fairly an aerial challenge with Rangers keeper Allan McGregor to head the home side in to a 19th minute lead but his celebrations were cut short when Conroy, refereeing in his first game between the Glasgow giants, blew for foul.[LNB]Substitute Scott McDonald eventually opened the scoring for the dominant Hoops in the 79th minute with a close-range header but Lee McCulloch levelled two minutes later to keep the Ibrox side seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League table.[LNB]Fortune, signed from French club Nancy in the summer, revealed his frustration at Conroy's controversial decision.[LNB]"I jumped and never touched the keeper, only the ball," he told celticfc.net.[LNB]"My first impression was that I had scored because the referee ran to the centre and then I saw him run back towards the goals, so I didn't understand.[LNB]"At first I thought the goal was offside, but then the referee told me it was for a foul.[LNB]"Sometimes the referee makes mistakes but that's just football.[LNB]"For about five seconds I was really upset, but then I just kept on playing.[LNB]"I think everyone that plays for Celtic and Rangers wants to score in the derby, particularly if you are a striker.[LNB]"This is my first year here so people will think I should score.[LNB]"I did - but then the referee made his decision.[LNB]"But I think the fans saw that I gave my best for them and there are a lot of games left so I will do my best to score in them."[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk