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“Only a matter of months after our referees withdrew their labour, we had to witness the match official, Calum Murray, being manhandled*, while another player who had been dismissed** brazenly walked to his own supporters in defiance.”
Stewart Regan, SFA chief executive, 3 March 2011.
* Madjid Bougherra
** El-Hadji Diouf
Well fuck raw and call me Sally McMoist, who would ever have expected that?
Quelle surprise! Even Colin Hendry was alluding to one rule for one and a different rule for the other on ESPN - St Johnstone match starting on ESPN right now.
Several balls kicked onto the pitch from outside the park as the match starts!
Paul McBride QC, interviewed on Radio Scotland...
"The SFA are tonight officially the laughing stock of world football.
"And they have been shown now to be not merely disfunctional and not merely dishonest but biased, because McCoist - who undoubtedly said something that provoked a reaction from Neil Lennon that caused a four match ban for him - received no punishment at all.
"We know that Bougherra, who manhandled the referee not once but twice doesn't get a ban. We know that El Hadj Diouf, who's involved in an altercation in the tunnel with a Celtic physiotherapist, refuses to leave the park when given a red card and throws his top into the crowd against Police advice, isn't given a ban either.
"What is any sensible person to think of that set of affairs?"
Herald gives SFA both barrels...
The SFA are an absolute joke. When even senior football writers, like Hugh MacDonald, are firing into them it surely must now be time to change.
But there is no chance of that ever happening.
Here's the Duberry penalty incident...
Right, he trips over his feet, grabs the ball with both hands and it's not penalty?
According to Brines - and no doubt supported by the SFA - this is the correct interpretation of the rules.
Thing is, though, Sammy wasn't booked. So, if he wasn't booked then it wasn't a foul. And, if it wasn't a foul then it was a handball so it's a penalty.
Paul McBride's vitriolic comments about the SFA in his BBC interview
Paul McBride further defends his previous personal opinions after the SFA threaten legal action...
He's a sharp operator and he is absolutely correct that an advocate cannot speak on behalf of a client so he is not speaking on behalf of Celtic.
It's about time someone spoke out so eloquently about the SFA but, yet again, fuck all will be done.
This is getting beyond a joke (not that it ever was)...
Well, that's what happens to uppity Fenians who don't keep their mouths shut.
Fuck it, let's call it what it is. People are trying to lynch Neil Lennon.
Nah. They're just trying to blow him up a bit.
I don't know how you bother with Scottish footy.