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Commons makes grave accusation of Collum

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Kris Commons has slammed the double standards of Willie Collum- highlighting the difference in his attitude.

When Ryan Christie committed an over the top first half foul the match referee raced over to thrust a red card eagerly at the midfielder.

Roll the clock on to the closing stages and a similar challenge from Keighan Jacobs and Collum was in slow motion, taking his time to reach the flashpoint before showing a yellow card to the Livingston stalwart.

Covering Commons reaction on Sky Sports The Sun reports:

My concern would be the pace at which Willie Collum goes towards Ryan Christie. He’s got the red card out before he’s even had the chance to think about it. He’s 10 to 15 yards away from this [Jacobs] tackle. It’s the casual stroll over to it…there’s got to be consistency with referees in Scotland.

That’s the worrying sign. Ryan Christie, red card? Definitely. So is this one on Jonny Hayes. To see that as a yellow card is a disappointment from my perspective looking at Willie Collum’s reaction.

The SFA Compliance Officer could take retrospective action against Jacobs, last season in the same fixture Kevin Clancy missed Dolly Menga head-butting Christie but the striker was hit with a retrospective ban.

Last season Scott McKenna, Menga, Steven McLean, Ryan Kent and Darnell Johnson of Hibs all had retrospective suspensions for incidents missed by referees in games against Celtic.

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