The news that Bobby Madden is to take charge of Sunday’s Celtic v Rangers match has not gone down well.
Fans on both sides have reacted with dismay, which begs the question; ‘When were Celtic and Rangers fans ever unanimously satisfied with a refereeing appointment?’.
Whether you know him as Brother Madden or Bobby Mhadden, there’s absolutely no chance that he comes away from Sunday’s game with both sides hailing his solid, professional handling of the game.
To save you time wading through social media on Sunday afternoon, we’ve compiled the conspiracies you’ll inevitably be reading after the game.
Rangers: ‘So according to Madden, denying a player a clear goalscoring opportunity in the penalty box constitutes a red card offence now??? *BEGINS TYPING STATEMENT*’
Celtic: ‘Brother Madden’s Sevco to the core. I mean, he didn’t book any of our players or award any contentious penalties in their favour, but this badly photoshopped image of him wearing an orange sash is undeniable proof of a conspiracy’
Rangers: ‘Cheque’s in the post Brother Madden WATP’
Celtic: ‘If we’d posed more of an attacking threat we would have had more chance of scoring and you KNOW for a FACT that Brother Madden would have ruled the goal out’
Rangers: ‘I actually thought Madden had a decent ga…LENNON JUST CUPPED HIS EARS ARREST HIM IMMEDIATELY’
Madden himself is yet to comment, which may or may not have anything to do with the Wi-Fi cutting out at the Louden Tavern.