Referee Craig Thomson will take charge of a Scottish Premiership game this weekend despite being at the centre of controversy in Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final.
Thomson managed to infuriate players on both sides with a series of poor decisions.
Firstly, he failed to send off Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre for a dreadful challenge on Moussa Dembele in the opening ten minutes of the game.
He then booked Dembele for a challenge on Carl McHugh which could easily have been a red card.
Finally, and most significantly, he eventually did send off Kipre for a foul on Scott Sinclair and award Celtic a penalty in a decision which left Motherwell furious.
Moussa Dembele scored the resulting penalty to make the score 2-0 to Celtic and end the game as a contest
Despite all this, the Scottish Sun have revealed that Thomson will take charge of the Scottish Premiership match between Partick Thistle and Hibs this weekend.
Celtic and Motherwell will continue their battles in a Scottish Premiership encounter tomorrow night at Fir Park before the teams meet for the third time in a week at Celtic Park on Saturday.
The Hoops go into the game on a British domestic record of 65 games unbeaten.
In other Celtic news, former Celt Tony Watt hailed James Forrest’s Betfred Cup final performance