Without naming names Rae waded into the refereeing controversy in November with a not so subtle attack on Celtic chairman John Reid.
The Palmertson chief said: “There should be an apology from a chairman in the Premier League – and you are well aware of the one it should be.
“I’m not naming him or his club. I felt his comments were out of order and over the top.
“An ex-politician is used to the Houses of Parliament where they slag each other off all the time. But that’s politics.
“When you are chairman of a football club you have to respect officials and people around you. Especially referees.”
Speaking after the Celtic AGM Reid said: “No-one who has admitted to lying to our manager over important decisions should remain in post.
“He (Dougie Dougie) should go and if he didn’t resign, then he should have been removed from post. There cannot be integrity in a system that allows a referee to lie and, allegedly, to try to get others to lie about a crucial decision affecting a game.
“There cannot be a system that permits that and retains integrity. So we need a fundamental review but there’s no question that the referee should either be removed, or remove himself.”
Caught in the cross-fire is Palmerston boss Brannigan and Conroy.
Previewing his side’s cup tie with Brechin, Brannigan admitted: “Ryan Conroy will be a big miss for us. The boy had a great left foot and he scored some great goals in his short spell here.
“I would have loved to have held on to him for a bit longer here but it just wasn’t to be.”
Conroy added: “I must say that I’ve really enjoyed those few months I’ve spent with Queen of the South. They’re a good club and treat their players well. The fans have also been most supportive and I really appreciate that too.
“I got on well with the manager, Kenny Brannigan, and there was also a good team spirit among all the players.”
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