Craig Gordon has repeated Ally McCoist’s in-famous ‘who are these people’ making a mockery of the disciplinary system in Scottish football.
Back in 2012 when the old Rangers club were in administration a three man SFA panel announced a registration embargo on signing new players which seemed fair enough since 276 non-footballing creditors were out of pocket as well as clubs scattered across Scotland, England, France and Austria.
McCoist knew who was on the panel, EBT Supremo Andrew Dickson had pleaded the case for lieniency to be shown to the club.
When the name of a Raith Rovers director was made public the club had to increase security at Starks Park after threats to burn the ground down.
No such issue will occur over disciplinary matters but typically the SFA have been secretive in explaining how disciplinary matters operate.
Former SFA PR man and hardcore Rangers (IL) supporter Darryl Broadfoot now has a regular gig with the BBC to softly promote SFA matters with disciplinary issues to the fore this season.
Initially it was hinted that three former referees were sent video clips on a Monday morning to review but later it has been suggested that referee supervisors may also be involved in the process.
Gordon has watched Allan McGregor kick out at opponents in his last two domestic fixtures without any comeback but has no idea what the borderline is for the authorities to take action.
“You never know who the referees are, who their allegiances might be.”
Celtic’s Craig Gordon wants more transparency over SFA disciplinary decisions.
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“As far as I’m aware it goes to three referees and there’s no comeback. You don’t know who they are.
“It’s a strange system, you never know who the referees are or what their allegiances might be. I just think that’s probably not the best way to go about it.
“I’m not saying I’ve got the answers but certainly if you’ve got the incidents that things are happening on the pitch, if the referee misses them then there has to be that system in place that there is retrospective action and they should be getting that right.”
Andrew Dallas will referee Celtic’s trip to St Mirren on Friday night while Kevin Clancy will get his second Sevco game of the season when he takes charge of the visit from Dundee to Ibrox.