Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Referee gets a Hat-trick

The offside goal, the very questionable red card, and denial of a blatant penalty.

The offside goal.

28 minutes played 0-0, free kick to Hamilton, Canning in a clearly offside position and blocking the keepers view of the ball receives the cross from the free kick, flicks it across goal where a team mate eventually scores. Assistant referee Tom Murphy with a clear view of play takes no action.

The goalmouth as the free kick is taken.

The very questionable red card.

50 minutes and Celtic chasing an equaliser, winger James Forrest goes in a bit late in the tackle, referee Willie Collum who was 20 yards away issues the first card of the day, red card to Celtic.


85 minutes played, Celtic still trailing 1-0, Nial McGinn clattered in the box and knocked off the ball. Referee Willie Collum close by and with a clear view yellow cards the Celtic player for simulation.

All this a day after Celtic manager Neil Lennon received an unprecedented six game ban for a first offence, one the club made a statement criticizing. Also a few hours before kickoff SFA President George Peat launched yet another attack on Celtic.

"Celtic's policy of airing their grievances in public is becoming tiresome"
"Perhaps Celtic should devote more time to their own responsibilities and discipline than questioning others."

Full time: 1-1.

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