Celtic supporters have their say as Bhoys board finally take Scottish FA action

By John McGinley

December 11, 2021

Celtic supporters have welcomed the news this weekend that the club sent a letter of complaint to the Scottish FA, following head of Scottish referees Crawford Allan’s controversial appearance on BBC Sportsound last week.

Neither Robbie Neilson nor Celtic supporters were happy with Allan’s decision to join the show live for an interview with Richard Gordon.

Allan has been conspicuously absent all season after a litany of mistakes from referee officials but chose to comment on a marginal offside call and non-impactful Bobby Madden decision to stop play when Celtic star Jota went down with a hamstring injury.

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Celtic aren’t happy with the SFA

Farcical, as well we know as Celtic supporters. And it seems this was something too far for the Celtic board too.

Journalist Stephen McGowan reports in today’s Scottish Daily Mail that Celtic sent a complaint to the SFA through the week. It’s said that Celtic both expressed their surprise at the content of Allan’s comments, as well as the timing of them.

Which, in my opinion, is completely fair enough. Either Allan has a policy of regularly appearing in the media to discuss refereeing decisions or maintains a stony silence. He can’t have it both ways.

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The fact he has come out to speak about Celtic-specific incidents but nothing else is very curious indeed.

It has obviously caught the attention of fans too, as has this latest report from McGowan.

A cavalcade of Celtic supporters have taken to social media today to share their thoughts on it all…

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