With no new football to talk about the talking points from the end of last year and the subsequent action by the SFA compliance officer has opened up the debate on the role of the compliance officer and inconsistency within the game.
Michael Stewart hit the nail on the head when he cited the incident Ryan Christie has been suspended for and turned it on its head. Already pointed out by Celtic, the exact same incident, with the same players took place in a previous Glasgow Derby game – only that time it was Morelos grabbing Christie.
On that occasion, Morelos was NOT punished for the offence as the referee seen it at the time and didn’t deem it worthy of punishment. However, the referee yellow carded Christie for the incident yet the SFA cited the player for further action.
A panel of three referees found this to be an act of brutality.
Sitting frustrated in the BBC studio – Stewart asks the question why one referee can see Morelos doing similar to Christie and deem it fine but three refs in a panel called for a ban.
You have a referee saying, "Yeah, I saw it… and I’m comfortable that’s no further action.” Here’s a similar action and here’s three referees saying “That’s a red card!”@mstewart_23 is frustrated at the lack of consistency in Scottish football
— BBC Sportsound (@BBCSportsound) January 13, 2020