Celtic fans aren’t happy John Beaton has been announced as referee for our upcoming match away to Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.
Neil Lennon’s side travel to Pittodrie this weekend knowing a point will be enough to win an eighth league title in a row.
As reported by The Scottish Sun, John Beaton hasn’t officiated a Hoops match since his disastrous display at Ibrox earlier in the season during which he failed to send off Alfredo Morelos for a number of incidents.
It was a refereeing performance so bad that it prompted a furious response from the club itself in a strongly worded statement.
Now he’s returning for one of our biggest games of the season and many are not happy at all, feeling the timing is no coincidence.
There’ll certainly be a lot of pressure on the whistler’s shoulders during the encounter, but hopefully he can show he is better than that day at Ibrox and the ref the game fairly and competently.
These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the appointment…
Hey @CelticFC John Beaton is the Ref on Saturday. Back in January you asked for an explanation for his decisions at Ibrox on Dec 29. You were ignored. Maybe it’s time to go on the attack and not worry about what folk who don’t support Celtic think of you? Just an idea. pic.twitter.com/flmnShje3B
— Paul Larkin (@paullarkin74) April 30, 2019
— Francis Hughes (@SparkyBhoyHH) April 30, 2019
Soooo Celtic can win the league on Saturday and who appears to officiate ?
John Beaton ????
Can honestly set your watch by them. ????????
— Shaysda (@shaysda) April 30, 2019
Should never be allowed to ref a Celtic game again.
— Jack O'Friel (@JackOFriel1) April 30, 2019
Operation stop 8iar is swinging into action
— Gary Prince (@Garysinnocent) April 30, 2019
Great just read John Beaton ref at pittodrie ????
— Sharon Skinner (@sharonskinner88) April 30, 2019
John Beaton will red card @ScottBrown8 Brown. The blatant cheating by the SFA/Fleming
— 67, In the heat of Lisbon,Champ-i-ons. (@DBestseventy2) April 30, 2019
— Celts from the South (@Celts_f_t_South) April 30, 2019
Here we go again. Put the worst or the worse to ref. Our game when title on the line. Can't make it up.
— Tom Merrick (@MerrickTom) April 30, 2019