Date: 22nd December 2010 at 6:59pm
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Craig Thomson Celtic newsFormer Celt Liam Miller has had his red card against downgraded to a yellow.

Referee continued his horror season by ordering the midfielder off with ten minutes to go in his side’s 2-0 defeat at Ruby Park.

A brief statement from the said: “After a meeting of the today, the claim of wrongful dismissal submitted by Hibernian following the dismissal of Liam Miller for violent conduct (Kilmarnock v Hibernian, 18 December 2010) was upheld.

“The offence has been reduced to a caution for unsporting behaviour (deliberate tripping).”

Last week’s McLeish Report called on the SFA to show accountability and openness but the statement declines to give any explanation of why Miller was red carded or if Thomson’s performance has been marked down.

After the match Hibs boss Colin Calderwood said: “Whether it was the right decision, I haven’t seen it again so I’m viewing it from behind. I was surprised he deemed it violent conduct.

“It stopped us really pushing and allowing us to have time on the ball. I’m not saying we would have equalised but we might have made it a more exciting finish.”

Thomson is expected to be in charge of the -Celtic match on January 2 and has been left out of the next two rounds of SPL appointments.

The last Celtic match that he was in charge of was the 2-0 defeat at in November which saw Joe Ledley and ordered off.

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