Celtic fans slammed Craig Thomson after the referee frustrated their side in the 0-0 draw at home with Aberdeen.
The hoops were off the pace in Neil Lennon’s first home in charge but a series of predictable decisions by Thomson made life easier for the visitors.
Fifty-fifty challenges invariably went in Aberdeen’s favour with the booking for Dedryck Boyata just before half-time typical of the decisions made by the referee.
Aberdeen wasted time throughout the second half, milking every throw-in, free-kick and bye-kick to the max as they ran the clock down to take a point.
There were no stand out decisions made by Thomson but every tussle for the ball seemed to result in a free kick for the visitors or Celtic getting called back whenever it was advantage to play on.
The draw restored Celtic’s eight point lead at the top of the table but it could have been two more with just nine matches left to play.
Craig Thomson is an absolute embarrassment of a referee
— ryan (@RyanHume3) March 9, 2019
Celtic should have had a corner there, quite obvious to everyone but Craig Thomson. 0-0 62’
— 90MC (@90MinuteCynic) March 9, 2019
I’d be all in favour of Craig Thomson’s “no physical contact” approach to refereeing, but why now?
Why are the rest of SFA referees not working the same way?
— TheTributeAct (@TheTributeAct) March 9, 2019
Craig Thomson is just a pitifully poor referee. #Celtic
— Jake Daniel (@jakedaniel) March 9, 2019
I thought Craig Thomson had retired, obviously wishful thinking on my part.
Inept at best.
— Double Treble & the Rebel Mc (@SteinReigned) March 9, 2019
Standard Craig Thomson today so far
— Craig Trainor (@craigt1981) March 9, 2019
Craig Thomson is an expert at the disadvantage rule.
— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) March 9, 2019
Craig Thomson again showing what a prick he is.
— Jonathan Main (@jonnymain2011) March 9, 2019