After the reaction to Celtic’s winning goal against Hearts in midweek hoops fans are extra sensitive over refereeing issues.
A borderline offside call that has still to provide any conclusive evidence has been turned into the biggest drama of the season despite multiple issues in Celtic matches including serious foul play against Stephen Welsh and Cameron Carter-Vickers.
After turning up on Sportsound on Saturday referee chief Crawford Allan has set a precedent that fans are following closely. Will serious foul play come under the same level of scrutiny as a borderline offside call?
For those at the match and watching on television the intent in Callum Butcher’s attack on David Turnbull was very obvious, even without slow-motion there was a clear straight leg follow through on the Celtic midfielder.
Referee Don Robertson saw it clearly enough and deemed that a yellow card was the correct punishment. In so many ways it was the wrong decision and wrong message.
It does seem that it is almost impossible to get a straight red card in matches refereed by the SFA.
Another serious foul missed by officials ??????? pic.twitter.com/IoZkrk4sf6
— JOHN ?CurvedSpinesMatter????????? (@ScoliosisReform) December 5, 2021
— cartuja (@cartujakds) December 5, 2021
Don’t Worry I’m sure SPORTSCENE will give it the Full JFK grassy knoll all angles treatment and a referees advisors take on it as well.
— Manky Bianchi (@manky_bianchi) December 5, 2021
Criminal tackle , sliding in , high studs, at speed ???
— Cathal Trimble ???????? (@TrimbleCathal) December 5, 2021
I await the outcry similar to Kyogo’s offside/onside debate.
I wonder if the media will drag in ex refs to comment??
— Hoopy (@hoopybhoy21) December 5, 2021
Dear @ScottishFA – when will Mr. Allen be going on television to tell us this should have been a red card & the ref missed it? I mean, got to be consistent right?
— Raffles (@FNole) December 5, 2021