BRENDAN RODGERS has piled onto the SFA’s problems as he declares all four officials very poor after Celtic’s 0-0 draw in Paisley.
Celtic were reduced to ten men on the 37th minute after Olivier Ntcham received his second yellow for a fairly innocuous challenge. The Celtic manager believes that was the wrong decision and it stopped any flow Celtic were starting to find.
Before and after the sending off there were a number of instances when Celtic players were getting nothing for being fouled then going into the book for nothing challenges which also rubbed the manager the wrong way. The official Andrew Dallas seemed to be playing to the crowd.
Speaking in his post-match interview Rodgers said “I never like to focus too much on the referees but I think for both teams I didn’t think any of the four officials were very good.
“I don’t know if it’s a mark of all the attention that’s around them.
“With the officials, I don’t think there was a good one between them all this evening. Listen, it’s simple I don’t think they were good.”
“There were lots of incidents they got wrong.
“The sending off for me is not a yellow card. If you watch it again”
Brendan Rodgers has put the SFA between a rock in a hard place because they have known to reprimand managers in the past for comments like this.
However, they have overlooked Steven Gerrard twice already for inferring a long time vendetta against his club by officials and blaming them for the recent defeat to Celtic.
If the SFA were to pull Rodgers up they wouldn’t have a leg to stand on.