It is with a heavy heart I write about referees. Don Robertson made a glaring mistake in not awarding Celtic a first half penalty against Ross County on Saturday for a remarkably obvious handball incident. Maybe its because we won the game that I feel generous enough to accept it was a mistake. I’m less convinced that all three referees on active duty missed the incident. That doesn’t sound credible.
I bet Bobby Madden has some interesting thoughts on the penalty he awarded at Dens Park yesterday. This is less easy to explain as a mistake, how can you miss seeing something that did not happen? What Madden’s motivation was to make his decision is worthy of consideration by SFA head of refereeing, Crawford Allan.
Allan has only spoken out against his referees’ decisions when he believed they benefited Celtic. We know to expect silence from him this week.