Six controversial refereeing decisions from recent Old Firm history

If there’s one thing matches between Celtic and Rangers never lack, it’s controversy. To help us look forward to the first clash of the season between the old rivals on Saturday, we have collated a very small section of controversial calls by referees from the past 20 years or so.


Rangers hopeful over defensive duo but Lee Wallace out for 6-8 weeks

Pedro Caixinha is still waiting to see if defensive pair Bruno Alves and Declan John will be fit in time to face Celtic on Saturday.

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The SPFL board are set to meet on Thursday. Picture: John Devlin

‘Disappointed’ SPFL ditches plan for independent review into taxes

The SPFL have scrapped plans to hold an independent review into the way Scottish football handled the non-payment of taxes by clubs in the aftermath of the recent and binding Supreme Court judgment against Rangers’ liquidators BDO.

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho at Pyongyang Airport. Picture: AP

North Korean minister echoes Pedro Caixinha’s ‘dog and caravan’ phrase

North Korea’s foreign minister echoed comments made by Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha when he was asked to comment on remarks made by US president Donald Trump.

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Dick Advocaat in charge of Rangers during the 2000 Scottish Cup final. Picture: Stephen Mansfield

Dick Advocaat: Managing Rangers was the highlight of my career

Dick Advocaat has described managing Rangers as the highlight of his career.

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Who will start for Celtic when they travel to take on Rangers?

Craig Fowler tries to predict what line-up Brendan Rodgers will go with on Saturday.

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Who will start for Rangers against Celtic at Ibrox?

Craig Fowler tries to read Pedro Caixinha’s mind and pick the Rangers starting XI to face Celtic on Saturday.

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Kieran Tierney and James Tavernier battle for possession in an Old Firm match. Picture: John Devlin

Alastair Campbell recalls plan for Old Firm ‘peace process’ game

Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell has revealed that he once suggested Rangers and Celtic take part in a friendly wearing the other team’s shirts - in a bid to boost the Northern Ireland peace process.

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Rumour Mill: Rodgers ‘wanted to sign Rangers player’ | Gers legend warns Caixinha | Sutton/Gordon rift intensifies

Brendan Rodgers admits he wanted to sign current Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans for Swansea; John Brown warns Pedro Caixinha to buck up his ideas for Old Firm clash and Chris Sutton brands Craig Gordon ‘thin-skinned’

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Picture: SNS

Kenny MacAskill: Simply tholing offensive behaviour is no longer acceptable

This weekend sees the football season’s first Old Firm fixture. The traditional Rangers and Celtic rivalry has produced some marvellous matches through the years; natural talent heightened by a passionate support has enthralled. However, it’s also been responsible for more than its fair share of troubles.

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Ross McCrorie made his debut for Rangers as a substitute  in the 3-1 Betfred Cup win at Partick Thistle

Ross McCrorie – Great expectations for club and country

Scotland is crying out for a centre-back. Not exactly blessed at the position to begin with, further concern exists regarding the age of the two starters at present, Christophe Berra and Charlie Mulgrew, both of whom are over 30 and coming to the tail-end of their careers.

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John Brown: Pedro Caixinha needs to learn from Graeme Murty

John Brown fears Rangers could suffer another Old Firm drubbing unless Pedro Caixinha changes his tactics to try to deal with Celtic’s considerable threat.

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Craig Bellamy played for Celtic in a five-month loan spell in 2005. Picture: PA

Craig Bellamy: Nobody in England cares about Celtic’s success

Ex-Celtic striker Craig Bellamy insists no one in English football is impressed with Brendan Rodgers’ success in Glasgow’s East End because that’s what’s expected of the Parkhead side.

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Wes Foderingham signs new deal with Rangers

Rangers have agreed a one-year contract extension with goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, the club have announced.

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Rangers' Ryan Jack (right) competes with Conor Sammon. Picture: SNS

Partick Thistle 1 - 3 Rangers (AET): How players rated on each side

Ratings out of ten for every player as Rangers defeated Partick Thistle to reach the Betfred Cup semi-final.

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Pedro Caixinha: Ross McCrorie is Scotland’s future at centre-back

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has lavished praise on centre-back Ross McCrorie, saying the youngster will be Scotland’s future at centre-back.

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Five things we learned from Partick Thistle 1 - 3 Rangers

Craig Fowler gives his take as Rangers eventually better Partick Thistle to reach the Betfred Cup semi-final.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers injury crisis? | Gordon blasts Sutton | Rodgers’ warning over Ralston

Rangers could be without up to five players for Saturday’s Old Firm clash; Craig Gordon hits out at Chris Sutton’s ‘personal’ campaign and Brendan Rodgers urges caution in assessing Anthony Ralston’s impact

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Hibernian's last trip to Hampden ended in a 3-2 defeat to Aberdeen - but Neil Lennon's men are heading back to G42 for the 21st time since the year 2000. Picture: John Devlin

Hibs set to make 21st appearance at Hampden since 2000

Hibs are set to make their 21st cup appearance at Hampden Park since the year 2000, following Tuesday night’s victory over Livingston.

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The flags were reportedly stolen from Firhill last weekend. Picture: SNS Group

Watch footage of Rangers fans burning stolen Partick Thistle flags

Footage has emerged online of Rangers fans burning a flag reportedly stolen from Partick Thistle’s Firhill stadium.

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