Andrew Dallas has admitted that Scottish referees are considering the outcome of NEXT SEASON’s SPFL title race!
The Grade 1 official was interviewed in a highly sympathetic light in The Times on Saturday when he let the cat out of the bag.
All that a referee needs to concern himself with is applying the Laws of the Game over 90 minutes and whatever additional time they decide to allow.
Perhaps in the closing fixtures of the season promotion, relegation or title winning implications could be considered but in December 2019 the consequences of what may or may not happen in May 2021 shouldn’t be in their minds.
Contradicting that Dallas told The Times:
You’ve got- potentially- the whole ten-in-a-row thing involving Celtic coming into view. A wrong penalty or a wrong goal could make a key difference in all of this. So we need VAR. There is no doubt about it.
If you ask me it says it all with the all the way he views the “whole 10IAR thing coming into view involving Celtic” pic.twitter.com/5uHkqMyYCe
— Neil Scott Beaton (@Neilbhoy73) December 22, 2019
In January 2015 at the age of 31 Dallas joined the elite FIFA list which provides international appointments complete with lucrative match fees, business class travel and five star hotel stays. At the time of joining the FIFA list he had still to referee a Celtic match.
A year ago he took charge of the League Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen but surprisingly during the summer he announced that he was resigning from the FIFA list.
The highest profile domestic fixtures tend to be given to referees on the FIFA list but so far this term Dallas has had eight top flight matches including last month’s Celtic v Livingston match and two matches involving Steven Gerrard’s side.