Many Glasgow Rangers fans have been discussing an update about the upcoming Old Firm derby that recently emerged on social media.
Bobby Madden has now been chosen to be the referee for the Old Firm derby at Ibrox in January. Madden has officiated a total of seven Premiership games this season, having been involved in two Rangers games and one Celtic game. In the two Rangers matches that he has refereed in so far, the Gers have won both the ties (as per Transfermarkt).
Is it the right decision to appoint Madden as the referee for the Old Firm?
Madden had sent off Andy Considine when the Gers took on Aberdeen earlier this year. In total though, Madden has refereed in as many as 40 Rangers ties and he has given nine straight red cards in these games, showing a second yellow on one occasion (as per Transfermarkt).
An update about this was relayed on Twitter by Superscoreboard recently. Many Rangers fans flocked to the news and gave some mixed opinions about Madden’s appointment.
What did Rangers fans make of Madden’s appointment for the Old Firm?
@scottishfa pulling out all the stops for Celtic. Bobby loves a red card to help them out. In fact how many years has it been since Celtic lost with Bobby as the man in the middle?
— Bear from the North #DefundTheBBC (@Northernger) December 22, 2020
Excellent decision from the SFA. Cracking referee is Brother Madden. Will be speaking with him at our lodge meeting next week to see what minute Rangers will be awarded a penalty
— Tez 🇬🇧🏴 (@ButcherTez) December 22, 2020
The deranged old chestnut. Seen him ref our games loads and he’s brutal. Done more damage to us than most refs n Yet to see him help us out against zoom call title winners.
— Andy Taylor (@Andytaayloor) December 22, 2020
Brother Madden! Bring home the 55! 😆😂 https://t.co/vbKUTn0uAn
— 🎄Dougie The Bluenosed Reindeer🎄 (@54Beats44) December 22, 2020
What a time to be alive https://t.co/bUNQgLqfCQ
— Beds & Bucks RSC (@BedsBucksRSC) December 22, 2020
It’s time, Brother Robert. https://t.co/0QWqiq8SnA
— Tom Culshaw MMA (@DanJNib) December 22, 2020
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