Rangers need to highlight woeful Willie Collum Hampden showing amid quit calls
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Rangers need to highlight woeful Willie Collum Hampden showing amid quit calls

Scottish Cup final referee Willie Collum has been urged to quit by one of his former colleagues after his shambolic performance at Hampden yesterday as Rangers won 2-0 against Hearts – and the Gers need to highlight the some of the woeful decisions made by the whistler.

Collum has come in for criticism after getting pretty much every big call wrong in yesterday’s Hampden showpiece, following his controversial performance in the promotion playoff clash between Arbroath and Inverness.

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That has led to two former officials tearing his performance at Hampden apart as one said the referee should “bow out at the top.”

Speaking on the Get Involved Referee podcast, former ref Steve Conroy said: “Inconsistent decisions later on in the game were reflective of his fitness and his reading of the game.

Another former official, Des Roache added: “For me, as much as the final was relatively incident-free I thought Willie Collum got the small infringements wrong. That irritated the players.

“He looked heavy-legged as the game progressed and did not look not look as fit or sharp as required.

“It was experience that got him through the game. I think the Arbroath game and the Cup Final were too much – he should bow out at the top.”

Watching the Willie Collum show rather than the game itself has got old quickly

Every time Collum takes charge of a game it quickly devolves into the Willie Collum show as the referee makes himself the centre of attention.

And it is far from just Rangers games he does it in.

The referee has infuriated clubs across the country with a string of baffling performances that even the most ardent cheerleader of Scottish refs would be rubbing their eyes in disbelief at.

Despite winning the Scottish Cup, Rangers can have plenty of reason to be aggrieved by Collum’s performance and need to speak out.

Read our match report as Rangers lifted the Scottish Cup at Hampden for the first time since 2009

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