We’re rapidly approaching another high stakes match-up between Celtic and Rangers with the two teams set to go to battle on Sunday at Celtic Park.
With the Hoops holding the upper hand in contests between the two clubs so far this season, the Gers have never been more keen to gain a victory.
Brendan Rodgers team are seemingly unstoppable though having not lost a domestic match all season, winning every single one since September. It’s been an incredible run but you know what they say about derbies like this, form doesn’t matter.
Perhaps the only certainty heading into Sunday’s game is that the referee will be at the heart of the action. Often contested with, shall we say, ‘robust’ challenges in front of one of the most passionate crowds around, the derby is surely one of the toughest to call in world football.
As reported by STV, the man tasked with controlling the 22 players this weekend is Bobby Madden, taking charge of his first clash between the two sides this season.
Scottish refereeing isn’t held in the highest regard by supporters, least of all Celtic fans, so news such as this often gets tongues wagging.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the appointment…
Twitter explodes with both Rangers and Celtic fans stating that Bobby Madden has ruined any chance of their team winning on Sunday.
— Garry Carmody (@GarryCarmody) March 7, 2017
Don't really mind Bobby Madden as the ref' on Sunday. Was there one we'd actually have been happier to get over the others? ????????????♀️
— Lauren McCloskey (@LKMcCloskey) March 7, 2017
Bobby Madden will be irrelevant on Sunday. It's our own stupidity that will stop us from getting a result. Obviously I hope we can get one.
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) March 7, 2017
Bobby Madden y'say…. pic.twitter.com/fNqHD3bVnS
— Derek (@TheBhoyMoz) March 7, 2017
What could go wrong?
— Craig (@CraigAtTheTop) March 7, 2017
Bobby Madden ref on Sunday. Honest mistake coming up then!!!
— Stephen Boyle (@stephenboyle_90) March 7, 2017
Bobby Madden is the referee for the Old Firm. Outrageous decision will be made to either team.
— Darren (@darrenmccc) March 7, 2017
Bobby Madden refereeing, that's another thing I miss about the Rangers job.
— Deluded Warbs (@DeludedWarbs) March 7, 2017