Willie Collum was one of the major talking points as Celtic drew 2-2 with Hibs.
The dropped points allowed Aberdeen to draw level at the top of the table with the hoops clear on goal difference.
Callum McGregor opened and closed the scoring with a second half double from John McGinn threatening to end Celtic’s unbeaten domestic record.
It was a great match but unfortunately the erratic refereeing of Willie Collum left the fans, players and managers bewildered.
This sums Willie Collum up. First blatant pulling back, no penalty. Second the smallest of pulls, free kick. pic.twitter.com/3Xns5FHrbF
â€” CelticLisboa (@CelticLisboa) September 30, 2017
The classic criticism of referees is that they understand the rules but not the game. I don’t think Willie Collum even understands the rules
â€” Tony McKelvie (@TonyMcKelvie) September 30, 2017
I don’t care I’ll say it, Willie Collum has previous, he is either incompetent or a cheat your choice which HH pic.twitter.com/gljWFOv3AW
â€” Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) September 30, 2017
Willie Collum tells Jonny Hayes it would have been a penalty if Scott Sinclair had gone down.
â€” Andrew (@Hullbhoy) September 30, 2017
All Celtic now – Willie Collum hanging on
â€” Republic of Football (@the_eriugena) September 30, 2017
Must be a strange feeling for Lenny coming to Celtic Park and having Willie Collum on his side
â€” Stephen O’Donnell (@StephenODauthor) September 30, 2017
Only the fact the Andrew Dallas exists stops Willie Collum from being the worst ref in Scotland. Collum is incompetent, Dallas is a cheat
â€” ferric (@FerricBhoy) September 30, 2017
Willie Collum had a Willie Collum today!
Sees things no one else does and misses things everyone else can see!
â€” Electronic Tims (@ETimsNet) September 30, 2017
2-2 was probably about right, no complaints on the back of such an unusually poor display, but Willie Collum ? Hows he still reffing games ????
â€” Yogi The Tim (@JesuisTamBoyd) September 30, 2017
@celticfc were a disgrace. Hibs were very good, probablybdeserved to win, but in the end, Willie collum decided the result.
â€” degsy (@degsy76) September 30, 2017
Collums’s display was as strange as that given by Andrew Dallas on Friday night at the Hamilton v Sevco match.
It seems that the same referees can disregard the rules to suit their own interpretation with little prospect of demotion.
As the final whistle blew both sets of supporters made it clear that once again the Lanarkshire based referee had unduly influenced and detracted from what could have been an even better contest.