Last November, on the back foot, Ian Bankier claimed that Celtic had deep concerns about Scottish referees. Nick Walsh and Bobby Madden were the names put to the Celtic chairman.
Madden refereed six out of Celtic’s first 24 Premiership matches then signed off with an incredible performance in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup. He gave it his best shot before heading to the lower reaches of the EFL for personal reasons.
It seems that Walsh will be stepping up to fill the void left by Madden. The Bearsden based PE teacher has very similar characteristics.
Yesterday in the Glasgow derby he had a shocker with the scene set in the 15th minute when he pondered the prospect of Celtic being 2-0 up early in the match. He decided against.
Ange: That’s a fucking penalty pic.twitter.com/35GoSFCbkm
— Stephen CW? (@SCW1888) September 4, 2022
Malik Tillman should have been booked for obstructing Greg Taylor quickly taking a free kick, Walsh decided against, a few minutes later he booked the on loan Bayern Munich starlet for a double attack on Jota.
Carl Starfelt was booked for a challenge that was softer than the ones that Walsh let John Lundstram, James Tavernier and Connor Goldson off with.
The media apologists will say that he handled the game well, that means he controlled the damage. Chairman Bankier as ever will have SFA to say about a shocking refereeing performance.