Date: 3rd February 2019 at 6:51pm
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Chris Sutton couldn’t believe what he was seeing when Willie Collum refused to award Celtic a second half penalty when the game with St Johnstone was goal-less.

The Lanarkshire based referee had already denied Celtic an early penalty when Oliver Burke was chopped down by Jason Kerr when the ball was sent into the Saints six yard box.

Kerr sent Ryan Christie to the deck with a kick in the ribs while Joe Shaughnessy performed a straight leg clearance that led to Odsonne Edouard being stretchered off.

Collum wasn’t slow to award penalties in his previous Celtic appointment, at Pittodrie on December 26 he awarded two to Aberdeen in a 4-3 win for the hoops.

Twenty four hours earlier at Ibrox Andrew Dallas, another referee from the Lanarkshire Referees Association, awarded four penalties to Steven Gerrard’s side as they beat St Mirren 4-0 with three of the penalties converted.

On Wednesday Craig Thomson will referee the Celtic v Hibs match while Bobby Madden, from Lanarkshire, will be in charge of the Pittodrie clash when the Ibrox club seek their first win in four attempts against the Dons.