ANDREW Dallas has been under the spotlight after handing FOUR penalties to Steven Gerrard’s men on Saturday afternoon in the most erratic of refereeing displays, and now Hugh Keevins is having his say on the big issue of the weekend.
Writing in his weekly SSB column, the on-air radio pundit believes Dallas got TWO of the decisions wrong but more importantly, continued his trend of ‘headstrong’ and ‘frequently inaccurate’ decision which has plagued the Scottish game.
Son of the former referee and SFA head ref Hugh Dallas, nepotism is on the top of the agenda with such poor performances proving the referee is not fit for purpose, yet he among others remain untouchable.
The system at the SFA does not hold referee’s to account, just like Willie Collum will not be held to account for not pointing to the spot in Perth for two consecutive tackles worthy of the punishment.
Writing about Dallas, Hugh believes Dallas is among the worst offenders when it comes to the men in black.
“For what it’s worth, I believe Andrew Dallas to be the most headstrong, abrasive and frequently inaccurate referee working in the SPFL today.
“He got, to my way of thinking, two out of four penalty awards wrong during Rangers’ otherwise straightforward demolition of an utterly hopeless St. Mirren at Ibrox on Saturday.”
Will anything be done about the poor standards? No, because if you complain about decisions, the referee’s and SFA go into self-interest mode and lash back without looking at themselves.