Twenty days after issuing a furious statement calling out underlying issues about Willie Collum Sevco have been hit with five charges from the SFA.
The timing of the charge from the SFA falls a day after the company AGM 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 fans 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 Kilmarnock and Steve Clarke called out the Lanarkshire based referee who responded by ignoring Allan McGregor booting out at Kris Ajer in a Glasgow derby.
Sevco 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
A token fine and severe reprimand is expected but the big issue is when the SFA allocate Collum to referee another Sevco match.
Scotland’s leading referee won’t be involved in their next two fixtures, away to Hearts or at home to Aberdeen.