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SFA APPOINT BOBBY MADDEN TO REFEREE SCOTTISH CUP FINAL

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BOBBY MADDEN, who waved away a penalty appeal by Hearts at Ibrox on Saturday, has been appointed referee for the Scottish Cup final.

In March he hit the headlines for missing a last minute penalty for Celtic against Sevco Rangers with the score tied at 1-1. Clint Hill, on the wrong side of Leigh Griffiths hauled the Celtic striker to the ground but Madden decided against pointing to the spot.

This will be Madden first ever Scottish Cup Final as a referee, although his former season ticket would have entitled him to ticket or two when his old team managed to reach the final. He didn’t have to pay in last season as he got the Fourth official gig and things were going swimmingly until two late goals for Hibs turned the cup final on its head and saw Hibs break their 114 year hoodoo.

Madden also stood between the managers at the 2013 final between Hibernian and Celtic.

Madden assistant referees will be Frank Connor and Graeme Stewart with John McKendrick as fourth official.

Steven McLean and Nick Walsh will be the additional assistant referees.

 

Celtic will complete the Treble if they can defeat Aberdeen at Hampden Park on Saturday 27 May.

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