Moment Celtic star Daizen Maeda has goal wrongly ruled out vs Osaka as Hoops hero asks if linesman has ‘Scottish name’

DAIZEN MAEDA has already scored three goals on the Hoops’ Far East tour – and here’s the moment he should have scored another.

That’s because he was clearly on the page when found Space in the box of his compatriot Reo Hatate in the first half in a 1-0 win over Gamba Osaka.

For Daizen Maeda it shouldn't be


For Daizen Maeda it shouldn’t bePhoto credit: Getty
Hatate was good on the side - as was Suzuki later in the first half


Hatate was good on the side – as was Suzuki later in the first half
The Celtic hero Peter Grant


The Celtic hero Peter GrantPhoto credit: SNS

And watch Celtic hero Peter Grant communicating on Celtic TV I couldn’t help but have a little fun at the expense of the on-ice official.

He said: “I’ll have to look up the linesman’s name and see if he has a Scottish name.”

In fact, the linesmen proved to be equally bad for both teams, as Gamba Osaka were entitled to a goal themselves, which was ruled out for offside in the evenly ranked half.

There was barely a minute left of the first half when Musashi Suzuki I have found time and place in the box Fire Past Joe Hart.

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If anything, he was even ONSIDE than Maeda had been.

True to his word, Brendan Rodgers played two completely different teams in the second and final game of the club’s Far East tour.

Meanwhile, Rodgers has denied claims he requested a huge transfer War breast before agreeing to his return to Celtic.

The Hoops boss is getting closer to a deal for Legia Warsaw defender Maik Nawrocki.

But he has denied claims he was lured back to Parkhead by promises of large sums of money for the transfer market.

The Northern Irishman said: “The club will do everything they can within the framework of the model.

“But I think there’s a narrative about my return that’s like, ‘He’s only back here because he has a lot of money to spend.’ That couldn’t be further from the truth.

“I’m back because I want to be a Celtic coach and it’s a great honor for me to be.

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Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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