Date: 25th November 2019 at 8:15pm
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Some Celtic fans have launched a scathing attack at referee Andrew Dallas, who was in charge for the club’s Scottish Premiership game against Livingston recently.

Neil Lennon’s men remained top of the Premiership table with the 4-0 win over Livi, as Rangers also kept their winning run going with a convincing 3-1 win over Hamilton (BBC).

For the Hoops, James Forrest got an impressive brace. Odsonne Edouard and Scott Brown got a goal each for themselves (BBC). This was the club’s eighth consecutive win in all competitions and their last defeat came away from Livi themselves.

While Celtic fans were happy with the win, they were disappointed with the refereeing of referee Andrew Dallas.

Dallas, 36, is the son of former referee Hugh Dallas. His father had refereed in the FIFA World Cup of 2002 and also officiated in the UEFA Champions League and in the EURO 2000.

Andrew, though, has refereed as many as 256 games in total. He has given a total of 968 yellow cards and has brandished 65 red cards in total.

He has officiated ten games in total this season and Celtic’s win over Livi was his first game refereeing the Hoops this season. His previous game refereeing a Celtic game was last season when the Hoops visited St. Mirren last September. The game saw him brandish four yellow cards and one red card.

What do we think?

It is fair to say that Dallas is a referee who does dish out cards regularly. This season, he has given out 22 yellow cards and three red cards. Not just that, he has also handed out two penalties.

And it is unfair to say that Dallas always targets Celtic. Numbers show that it has always been the case with him this season, no matter which clubs he referees.