Willie Collum denied Scott Brown a winning farewell as the midfielder ended his Celtic career in a goal-less draw at Easter Road.
In the 33rd minute the Lanarkshire based referee made the key intervention of the match. With Odsonne Edouard starting his run up to take a free kick Collum held his hand up to stop the free-kick being taken- as the Frenchman sent the ball into the net.
Apparently Collum wasn’t happy with the Hibs players in the wall but since he had marked out a line for them he could have handed out some yellow cards. He chose not to, the free-kick was retaken and charged down. The match ended goal-less with Brown completing the full 90 minutes.
It was a typical display from Collum, wanting to be the centre of attention in a match that meant next to nothing.
The Hibs players seemed to have licence to do as they please with Greg Taylor a regular target. Throughout the game they regularly used their arms to knock Celtic players off balance, midway through the second half Alex Gogic was booked for elbowing Taylor in the face, three years ago at Ibrox Collum was red carding Jozo Simunovic for a lesser offence.
Brown now heads off to Pittodrie, unfortunately for Celtic Collum will be back again next season after missing out on being selected for the European Championships.
How is willie collum a professional ref ?
— McQue (@shaunmcque) May 15, 2021
Collum cheating as usual
— OzCelts (@OzCelts) May 15, 2021
#collum is a disgrace
— Tigertim Esq (@asmallteaser) May 15, 2021
— George Brown (@GeoBrown26) May 15, 2021
I know it’s a dead rubber of a game but it’s hard not to get infuriated by Collum, clueless referee. Cant wait till he retires.
— Joe #GTTO (@Port_Bhoy) May 15, 2021
Willie collum is allowing hibs to kick celtic off the park here. Its time the club started to complain about the refereeing in this country. The team from govan have done quite well by constantly doing that.
— heathside afc no3 (@robertscullion3) May 15, 2021
Collum negatively impacts on Celtic every time he refereed our games. The silence from Celtic board regarding him is a disgrace. The other side of the city would be calling it out if he was refereeing them the way he does with us.
— Football1967 (@Football19671) May 15, 2021
Once again @ScottishFA official Collum not applying the rules.. @HibernianFC player through back of Taylor.. FK given but no card…already disallowed good Celtic goal from free kick to move wall back? Just booked Celtic Welsh for nothing..CORRUPT LITTLE TOSSER OF A REFEREE
— Rubymurray (@chriscurrie67) May 15, 2021