Kevin Clancy will referee his first ever Glasgow derby on Sunday.
The FIFA list referee has had a controversial season starting on the opening weekend of the SPFL campaign when he sent off Alfredo Morelos only to have the red card downgraded to yellow on appeal.
His Celtic matches have been no less controversial, in November he spoke to Dolly Menga of Livingston after he attempted to head butt Ryan Christie, on review by the SFA Menga was hit with a two match SFA ban.
The following month at Fir Park a ‘goal’ from Filip Benkovic was disallowed for no obvious reason as Celtic were held to a 1-1 draw.
Clancy’s last Celtic fixture was also the last match that Brendan Rodgers was in charge of, the 4-1 win over Motherwell in February.
Last season, after being sent to the stand following a penalty decision at Kilmarnock, Neil Lennon made his feelings clear about Clancy.
The BBC reported:
“It’s not a penalty,” Lennon insisted. “It’s the same referee who missed a clear hand-ball for us against Rangers.
“I think he’s guessed because it’s hit Ryan (Porteous) on the elbow and the ball is going a mile wide. We should be able to send referees off for their performances, instead of managers.
“I’m not happy with the standard of refereeing this season. It’s cost us a lot of points. That could cost us a European place. It could cost us a lot of money.
Tory MP Douglas Ross will be on the line for his third successive Ibrox Glasgow derby with Craig Thomson as fourth official.
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— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) May 7, 2019