A Kemar Roofe shot took a deflection from Maxime Lestienne and was scrambled behind for what seemed a corner by goalkeeper Arnaud Bodart. However referee Bojan Pandzic pointed to the spot for handball by the Belgian side’s defender and gave James Tavernier the chance to level on the cusp of the interval.
“It’s a very harsh decision,” said former Hibernian manager Stubbs during the break. “But in the laws of the games with UEFA it’s a penalty.”
“It’s a good point that in Europe it’s a penalty but domestically it’s probably not a penalty,” added McCoist.
“I’d be livid if that was given against me, let’s be honest,” said the former Rangers striker speaking on BT Sport’s coverage of the Europa League matchday five.
“It hits his hand but it’s not in an unnatural position.”