Is it possible the Scottish Football Association’s referees could be any more incompetent? Today’s red card and penalty decisions by Don Robertson are another shambolic display of officiating in the Scottish Premiership that has gone against Celtic.
This has been going on too long. The matter needs to be addressed.
Honest mistakes don’t happen that often. If they do, then lessons are not being learned or there is an agenda.
Don Roberston, today’s match official in Dingwall, sent off Scott Brown for a challenge which warranted action. This was not a red card though.
By comparison, the same referee gave a card for a near career-ending challenge on Kieran Tierney a matter of weeks ago against Motherwell. That was a stonewall red card, but Ryan Bowman walked away with a gift-wrapped yellow card.
Incidentally, this barely appeared in any ‘neutral’ post match analysis. I won’t be surprised if the media play this one down either.
It seems as though everything will be done to ensure Celtic are pegged back before the current season ends. Almost to the point where the ranks are depleted for the matches against Sevco, the treble never happens and Celtic fail to go the entire season undefeated.
This would be bad for the SFA apparently. Unthinkable as Celtic march towards 10-in-a-row.
Ladies and gentleman of the wider world, this is how Scottish football operates. Why do I know this?
Well that’s quite simple. It has always happened.
When Celtic couldn’t compete financially with what came to be known as a cheating Rangers Football Club, they were pinned down. Not just by the alleged financial superiorty across the city or the media, but by the SFA themselves and some (wait for it) horrendous decisions in derby matches by match officials .
Nowadays that has spread to any team Celtic play. Mainly because the rest of Scottish football can barely compete so other methods are utilised.
One thing should be clear though. The establishment are desperate to have Sevco at the top.
When Oldco collapsed and died, everything was done to get Newco in at the top. Only club and fan power put a stop to that.
Since then the leagues have been restructured, renamed and now they have their new establishment club where the eagles fly. Now all they need are some trophies and some good old bigoted get togethers.
Am I paranoid? Do I think its a conspiracy?
No, this is happening before our very eyes. I’m just tired of the same excuses and no action.
It’s over to you Celtic. Act now or lie down to these bastards forever.
*thanks to Glasgow Celtic Supporters Facebook page for the picture.