Fresh from his controversies at Dundee on Saturday Bobby Madden will take charge of Celtic’s match on Sunday away to Aberdeen.
James McPake was on the end of a red card from the Lanarkshire based referee after he disputed an ordering off claim to which Madden replied ‘you missed the penalty anyway’.
Aberdeen F.C. v Celtic F.C.
Sunday 03/10/2021 12:00 pm Pittodrie Stadium on Sky Tv
Referee: Bobby ‘Zombie’ Madden
AR2: David Doig
Fourth Official: Gavin Duncan
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? ‘He was unapproachable.’
James McPake says Bobby Madden told him ‘you missed the penalty anyway’ as he explains why he was sent off at full time against Rangers.
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Madden has already refereed Celtic this season, taking charge of the opening day defeat when Andy Halliday escaped unpunished from a brutal foul on Callum McGregor. Madden and Halliday have appeared together a number of times on the Open Goal podcast hosted by Si Ferry.
In February the SFA had to call in a last minute replacement for Madden when he tried to referee Ross County v Celtic when he should have been self isolating after a midweek trip to Greece.
Kevin Clancy, Euan Anderson and now Madden will each have refereed two of Celtic’s opening eight SPFL matches which seems a strange rota when there are 16 referees that have taken charge of a Premiership match this season.
Scott Brown is likely to play against Celtic for the first time in 15 years with the Dons captained assured of a warm welcome from the travelling support- until the game kicks off and the tackles go flying in.
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