Referee handed lower league assignment after Celtic Park shocker; Bhoys get Robertson

By John McGinley

October 25, 2021

Referee Nick Walsh will take charge of a Scottish Championship fixture this mid-week after his Celtic Park shocker on Saturday.

Walsh bungled a potential sending off for Chris Kane after the St Johnstone man not only kicked Cameron Carter-Vickers when he was on the ground but also raised his hands to the Celtic defender.

Shockingly, Carter-Vickers received a yellow card for the incident despite doing little wrong.

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Sportscene pundits such as Chris Iwelumo felt Kane was ‘very lucky’ not to receive his marching orders. It’s a decision that could well have had a serious impact on the game.

He’ll now take charge of the Scottish Championship fixture between Ayr and Kilmarnock, just his third lower league appointment of the season.

Referee for Hibernian vs Celtic revealed

The referee appointments for the Hibernian vs Celtic fixture have also been revealed. Don Robertson will take charge of the fixture, assisted by Frank Connor and Drew Kirkland running the line. Alan Newlands will serve as the fourth official.

Anton McElhone’s influence at Celtic is already being felt

Anton McElhone’s influence at Celtic is already being felt
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Robertson has already taken charge of a Celtic game this season, overseeing the 3-0 victory against Ross County at Paradise last month.

The match in Edinburgh is likely to be an open, full-throttled affair, so Robertson will need to have a good performance to keep a lid on things.

Let’s hope for no more ‘missed’ incidents. There’s been too many this season already.

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