The pundits have had their say on the controversy surrounding the decision not to award Aberdeen a penalty against Celtic at Hampden today.

With the Scottish Cup tie deep into extra time, it looked as if referee Don Robertson had awarded the Dons a spot kick after Cameron Carter-Vickers fouled Junior Hoilett inside the box.

The referee appeared to point to the spot, sending the travelling Aberdeen fans wild. However, it has since been cleared up that the on-field official was indicating for a Celtic free-kick after Alistair Johnston was fouled in the build-up to that incident.

But what did the professional observers across BBC Scotland and Premier Sports of the Scottish Cup semi-final think? Here you have it below.

Neil Lennon

For me, it's a penalty. Hoilett does nothing really. The game plays on, he's not blown the whistle for it. Hoilett then stretches for it and Carter-Vickers takes him from behind. It's a definite penalty. You can always tell my the players' reaction. There's no Celtic players asking for a foul there but on this one, look at Carter-Vickers' body language. It's a strange decision for me.

Michael Stewart

That's what they've given it for? No way. The challenge on Alistair Johnston on Junior Hoilett. That's really harsh. That's unbelievable. There's nobody from the Celtic team even claiming for one. That's astonishing, it really is. It's a penalty. I think the officials have let them down on that one. Don Robertson has awarded a foul to the defending team I don't know why he's allowed the game to continue if he feels that is a free-kick.

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James McFadden

It looks like he's going to clear the ball. Hoilett just gets his foot in front of him and kicks through Hoilett. I think it's because Hoilett doesn't get a touch on the ball.

Andy Considine

It's a pure 50/50 between Hoilett and Johnston. I can't understand where the foul is. It's a stonewall penalty.