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Turnbull warned over referee appointment for Celtic’s Dundee United clash

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Don Robertson will referee Sunday’s match between Dundee United and Celtic- 13 months after he allowed Calum Butcher to escape with just a yellow card for a brutal attack on David Turnbull.

The Celtic midfielder anticipated the attack, getting his foot off the ground to avoid serious injury.

Butcher played on for the full 90 minutes but was hit with a three match SFA ban after they reviewed the incident that Robertson judged was only worth a yellow card.

A month later Yosuke Ideguchi was on the end of a similar challenge from Mo Niang of Alloa. Again Robertson felt that the foul only deserved a yellow card, again the SFA upgraded that to red with a retrospective red card issued.

Robertson has refereed three Celtic matches this season, all away from home, on Sunday he was in the middle for the Hibs v Hearts Scottish Cup tie.

Euan Anderson will be on VAR duty for Sunday’s match.

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  • andrew mcdowall says:

    That’s the way of Scottish refs there masons masts in the SFA tell them to give as little as they can to Celtic ???

  • Johnny says:

    We must hold the record for the number of retrospective red cards given to our opponents after referees have failed to do their job .
    You would almost think they didn’t want Celtic to have the advantage of playing against ten men !

  • John mcghee says:

    The masonic officials in the corrupt sfa spfl seem to ref games different especially against celtic fc they seem to turn a blind eye to assaults tackles on celtic players now thats 3 times this scumhun don robertson has let other players of other clubs assault the hoops players and he gets another chance on sunday toget a celtic player injured badly honestly i can see a riot if this happens because this ref is nothing but a ratbag who needs kick right in the baws if our players get it again he should never be getting a game again scumbag he is dirty lowlife hun fuckpig..d.robertson

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