The standard of officiating in the Premiership has been a hot talking point in recent weeks, following John Beaton’s controversial performance in the Hoops’ 1-0 defeat at bitter rivals Rangers on December 29.
Beaton has since had to call the police after receiving threats from fans in the aftermath of the powder-keg showdown, and Rodgers reckons it’s about time Scotland’s refs follow the example of their English counterparts and make it a full-time gig:
"They're being judged like full-time professionals and they are not"@CelticFC manager Brendan Rodgers says recent "poor refereeing performances" show that officials in Scotland need to be "full-time professionals" https://t.co/n5N6Las5Vi
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) January 9, 2019
Of course, the slight difference between Scottish and English football is the mountains of cash the Premier League has at its disposal but surely the SFA could do a bit more to secure the funding to make full-time refereeing in our top-flight a possibility, no?
What do you think of the discussion?