Date: 13th January 2019 at 10:17am
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Gary Caldwell has slammed Andrew Dallas as arrogant following Partick Thistle’s 1-1 draw at home to Falkirk.

Thistle were leading in the relegation crunch clash but were down to 10 men following the sending off of Gary Harkins before losing an equaliser.

Dallas is on the elite FIFA list- alongside three colleagues from the Lanarkshire Referee’s Association- which ensures that he is regularly getting the top games, top matches and television exposure.

At the top level the contempt shown towards players is obvious, refereeing games in the Championship must see that attitude multiplied with almost all of the players on a basic wage of less than the referee’s 90 minute match fee.

We should’ve won but for another crazy decision,” Caldwell told the Daily Record. “I had a quiet word with the ref after the game but I can’t say what he said.

It’s private. It’s important for people’s lives they get these decisions right, though. I’m not saying they can be perfect but I think the way they go about it afterwards, the arrogance they show, isn’t great.

“It needs to improve. We need to make it better as this is people’s lives at stake in these games.”

Dallas and Co will be back in front of the television cameras next weekend when the Scottish Cup fourth round is beamed by the BBC and Premier Sports.

On Friday the SFA issued a fairly pointless explanation to their disciplinary system but no date has been set for a meeting with Celtic as requested by the SPFL champions for an explanation of John Beaton’s interpretation of the laws of the game at Ibrox.