Scottish FA set to meet on controversial Celtic flashpoint; it's of no benefit to Bhoys

By John McGinley

December 6, 2021

The Scottish FA are set to review the Celtic and Dundee United flashpoint on Sunday that left supporters annoyed and pundits scratching their heads.

Calum Butcher went in widely on Bhoys star David Turnbull in the second half of the 3-0 win, catching his lower leg with a studs up challenge.

Unbelievably Butcher was only shown a yellow card rather and straight red. He could now be in a bit of hot bother.

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STV reports the incident will be reviewed by a panel at the SFA. If three former referees agree it should be a red card he will be served with a notice of complaint which could lead to a ban.

However, ultimately this is of no concern to Celtic. We’ve already had the sore end of Don Robertson’s poor decision.

Given Dundee United have a match against Rangers coming up soon, it’s actually to other teams’ benefit that Butcher would serve a suspension.

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SFA officials need to start getting their decisions on the pitch right, not re-litigating situations that are blatant to all onlookers.

It’s frustrating as a Celtic fan that the team did not have the opportunity to play against ten men for a good chunk of Sunday’s game. In a tighter match, it could have had a material effect on the outcome.

This isn’t the way to ease pressure on yourselves Scottish FA. Get your refereeing standards sorted out and stop relying on days old video evidence.

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