By Harvey Byrne
Rangers and Celtic fans have finally been united on Twitter after voicing their dismay at the appointment of referee Willie Collum for the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.
The two Glasgow giants are currently preparing for a clash on 23 April which will see them face off at the national team’s stadium in the cup competition.
It is a match which presents huge bragging rights for either side with the Hoops keen to earn another win over their rivals, while the Gers will be keen to prevent Brendan Rodgers’ team from taking home the treble.
Now, with the fixture fast approaching the Scottish Sun have reported that experienced referee Collum would take charge of the officiating for the important contest.
The news was met with groans by both sides of the support on social media and one Celtic fan conceded that the treble was over, while a Rangers fan decided that the end result was already a Hoops victory.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— C👸🏼 (@Smithy_1872) April 12, 2017
that,s that then, goodbye the treble. he likes a honest mistake.HH
— Jungle Lover. Paul Wilson. (@kirkwallkid) April 12, 2017
Celtic win then
— alzo 🇬🇧 (@alzo35) April 12, 2017
Willie Collum will take charge of the Scottish Cup semi-final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden. 💀
— 20 Minute Tims Pod (@20MinuteTims) April 12, 2017
Yes but his previous with us against them still gee's me the fear
— micky3011 (@daviebrodie) April 12, 2017
Wullie crucifix collum
— Franky Kyle (@frannyk84) April 12, 2017
Collum refereed his first Old Firm derby in 2010, but his decisions brought death threats from Celtic fans after Rangers won the match with a convincing 3-1 win.
Additionally, no referee has awarded more penalties or shown more red cards than Collum in the last three years of the Scottish Premiership, meaning it could add extra nerves to both sides supporters ahead of the mid-April match.
In other Rangers news, this Gers 23-year-old is set to see a specialist after suffering an injury at the weekend.