Douglas Ross was at the centre of controversy today as he returned to top flight football following the General Election.
The newly elected MP for Moray made the 400 mile round trip to Paisley today as he teamed up with Willie Collum to take charge of Celtic’s televised visit to St Mirren.
St Mirren’s forward line didn’t test Ross too much in the first half as Callum McGregor and James Forrest put Celtic in front before the half time break.
Early in the second half Odsonne Edouard brilliantly held back to remain onside, advanced on goal then curled his shot round the keeper to put apparently put Celtic 3-0 in front. Not so as the assistant raised his flag with replays on BT Sport showing that he had got the decision badly wrong.
In the closing minutes St Mirren pulled a goal back from a deflected free kick with Celtic forced to hold on to a 2-1 advantage rather than cruising through to the final whistle had Edouard’s effort not been disallowed.
Douglas Ross Tory assistant referee cancels two Celtic goals for off side. Edwards goal was a cracker and never off side. This is the cheating that goes on a comfortable 0-3 ends up 1-2 because cheats like Douglas Ross. The same guy has previous.
— John-Bolingoli (@jald19) December 26, 2019
Needed Eddy to score for my bet, he manages his end of the bargain but of course Douglas Ross decides to ruin my boxing day. By this point I’m used to that tbf
— Robert Macpherson (@Robert_mac88) December 26, 2019
If we don’t win 3-0 I’m holding Douglas Ross personally responsible for ruining my bet
— Rachael (@maradoddsy7) December 26, 2019
Douglas Ross. Say no more.
— James Finnell (@HoudiniBhoy) December 26, 2019
Douglas Ross absolute weapon
— ?? ? (@euan_cfc) December 26, 2019
Nice to see Douglas Ross still hurting
— Paul Houston (@Houstybhoy86) December 26, 2019
Great goal from Édouard
Wrongly chopped off from Douglas Ross surprise surprise
— Paul B ? (@p_bov1) December 26, 2019