Steve Clarke was adamant that the decision to deny Scotland a penalty during their Euro 2024 loss against Hungary cost them. 

Stuart Armstrong appeared to be fouled inside the box, however Argentinian referee, Facundo Tello waved away the loud Scottish appeals and VAR opted not to intervene. 

That left the Scotland head coach livid as he put the 1-0 defeat down to the non-award. Speaking after the match, Clarke raged: "Someone has to explain to me why that's not a penalty. Otherwise I'm thinking there's something wrong."

The flashpoint split pundits with the likes of Alan Shearer, Kris Boyd and John Hartson all claiming a spot-kick should've been given. But Chris Sutton believes Armstrong was trying to buy a penalty rather than test the Hungarian goalkeeper earlier. 

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Speaking on BBC 5 Live about the incident, the Celtic hero said: "There will be Scotland fans out there saying ‘we should have been awarded a penalty’ - but it wasn’t awarded. I know, I have looked at social media and there are some big hitters out there saying it should have been a penalty - I didn’t think it was a penalty.

"I think Stuart Armstrong - I don’t know why he doesn’t try and get a shot off, I think all he is thinking about is trying to win a foul off Olban, the Hungarian defender. It wasn’t a penalty for me, but I know there is a lot of anger from Scotland fans that they were wronged.”