Celtic fans watched their team win 2-0 against St Johnstone on Saturday. The bhoys were awarded a late penalty to seal the victory – despite that – many have taken to social media to vent their frustrations at referee Nick Walsh.
There was several remarkable decisions during the game and at one point, the referees inaction fired up the crowd.
The biggest and most ridiculous decision of the day by Walsh was booking Cameron Carter-Vickers. The Celtic defender was cynically taken down by Chris Kane, who then proceeded to kick the Spurs loan player on the deck, before throwing a punch Carter-Vickers way.
It was clear Kane had to walk for his actions – instead the St Johnstone player received a yellow and so did Cameron – it was an astonishing moment in the game.
Many are putting Walsh’s officiating up there as one of the worst in recent times at Celtic Park.
Nick Walsh’s performance today was absolutely shocking, how Chris Kane got away with this is beyond me🤯— Colin Watt (@Colin88Watt) October 23, 2021
Something has to be done very quickly about the standard of refereeing in Scottish Football, it is genuinely as bad as I can ever remember right now https://t.co/by0Zx7pVFS
State of that, Nick Walsh shouldn't ref a game again pic.twitter.com/XCvfinXaW2— Fresh Princess of Cumbernauld🏴🇪🇺 (@ChloeToye92) October 23, 2021
Don’t know who put in the worst performance— 606AlfieConn (@606AlfieConn) October 23, 2021
Nick Walsh or St Johnstone, both were awful
It’s a low enough standard as it is but Nick Walsh put in one of the most disgraceful refereeing performances I’ve ever seen today at Celtic Park. That spell before the penalty he’d completely lost control of the game. Fired the players and the crowd right up as a result.— David Meikle (@DavidJMeikle) October 23, 2021
Celtic can’t rely on our referees to get the big decisions correct. We must, as a team try to make their decisions irrelevant. It’s a tough thing to do when games are in a knife edge – a poor decision by an official could tip the balance.