Bobby Madden has been appointed as the referee for Sunday’s Old Firm clash at Celtic Park – and some Rangers fans are not happy.
Madden will take charge of his fourth Old Firm since his debut in March 2017 when Graeme Murty’s side picked up a 1-1 draw.
He took charge twice last season, refereeing Celtic’s 4-0 win in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden and a 0-0 Parkhead draw.
David McGeachie and Alan Mulvanny will assists with Kevin Clancy as fourth official.
Some Gers fans are not happy with the appointment after a number of high-profile blunders involving the referee.
One supporter thinks Madden is the “worst” the Gers could have got from the Scottish FA’s pool of officials – while another posted a list of stats about Madden’s officiating.
The Parkhead clash will be the third meeting of the sides this season with Steven Gerrard’s side needing a win to have any faint hopes of winning the title.
A win for Celtic would effectively seal an eight title in a row for them and extend Rangers’ winless run in the East End to nine years.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
Bobby Madden tim appeaser is the ref on Sunday, hes the worst we could of got.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) March 26, 2019
So "Brother Madden" is the ref. Just a reminder in case you see nonsense online. Since we have been back in top division, in all games when he is the ref: pic.twitter.com/eHYuVa7rjg
— Jas Boyd (@Jas72Boyd) March 26, 2019
Bobby ‘I don’t give Rangers anything to prove I don’t support them’ Madden
— SF3 (@SF3___) March 26, 2019
Red card Morelos!
— Gregor Anderson (@Gregor_Anderson) March 26, 2019
Brother Madden https://t.co/XgMuuUQTAu
— Dougie (@54Beats44) March 26, 2019
Bobby Madden is the ref on Sunday 🙈😫
— Cheryl (@gers_chezza) March 26, 2019
— John Hunter (@Johnhunter1985) March 26, 2019