The SFA are facing another week of disciplinary madness over their match officials.
Andrew Dallas set the standard on Friday night with some predictably baffling decisions, the Lanarkshire official appeared on the elite FIFA list before he had taken charge of a Celtic match.
John Beaton and Kevin Clancy were next in line with their interpretation of the laws of the game upsetting Stephen Clarke and Neil McCann.
Having so clearly decided to challenge the Hampden establishment Kilmarnock can expect almost every 50-50 call to go against them although next Sunday’s match with Celtic will likely see them get a few breaks.
Reacting to a penalty given against Kirk Broadfoot in the 3-2 defeat from Hibs Clarke told the Daily Record: “There was contact in the box on Kirk and if it’s a day for soft penalties then it should have been one each.
“We should have got something from the game because we deserved it. I was fuming afterwards because we let a decent situation slip away.
“We were the best team in the first half and I couldn’t believe it when we went two down but events went against us and we feel hard done by. If you concede three goals then it’s going to be hard to win.”
Neil McCann was equally angry about Kenny Miller’s red card at Ibrox but it’s doubtful if the former Sky Sports pundit will still be manager by the time Dundee face Hibs on Saturday.
“We will appeal the decision, 100 per cent,” the current Dundee boss told The Sun. “Kenny won the ball but his momentum took him through and caught the player.
“I spoke to Kenny and I saw it in real time that he got the ball. He said he absolutely got the ball. Yes he did catch the man but there were several challenges like that and the card wasn’t brandished.”
As well as the latest discipline matters chief executive Ian Maxwell has still to find a sponsor for the national team and a television contract for the Scottish Cup.