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SFA finally decide to charge Sevco over referee attack

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Twenty days after issuing a furious statement calling out underlying issues about Willie Collum have been hit with five charges from the SFA.

The timing of the charge from the falls a day after the company and a day before Dave King is in court facing a contempt charge.

A second yellow card for Danny Candeias away to St Mirren triggered the anger as the Ibrox side fanned the flames of their paranoia.

As every supporter in Scotland knows Collum isn’t a very good referee with his career down largely to the backing of shamed bigot Hugh Dallas.

Earlier this season and Steve Clarke called out the Lanarkshire based referee who responded by ignoring booting out at Kris Ajer in a Glasgow derby.

made a number of accusations but it was the claim of underlying issues that has brought about five charges from the SFA.

The charges cover:

Criticising the decision and/or performance of a match official

Bringing the game into disrepute

Failing to act in the best interest of the game

Failing to observe the principles of loyalty, integrity and sportsmanship

Failing to keep confidential information or documentation relating to proceedings

The game at St Mirren was on November 3 with an hearing set for December 19.

A token fine and severe reprimand is expected but the big issue is when the allocate Collum to referee another match.

Scotland’s leading referee won’t be involved in their next two fixtures, away to Hearts or at home to Aberdeen.


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