Willie Collum ‘overlooked’ for two rounds of games

UNDER-fire referee Willie Collum will not take charge of a Scottish Premiership game in the next two rounds of fixtures.

Willie Collum has been overlooked for two rounds of matches. Picture: SNS

Collum last week saw two red cards overturned on the same day after sending off three players and awarding four penalties in his first two Premiership games of 2015.

The FIFA list official took charge of Hibernian’s Scottish Championship game against Falkirk last weekend and will be fourth official for the top-flight clash between St Johnstone and Partick Thistle on Saturday. He is not involved in the following midweek fixtures.

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Collum handed out three soft penalties and sent off St Mirren midfielder Kenny McLean and Kilmarnock’s Craig Slater on New Year’s Day. McLean later won his appeal for the red card he received following a clash with Ross Barbour.

Three days later he sent off Stephen McManus for deliberate handball and awarded Aberdeen a penalty after a Jonny Hayes shot hit the Motherwell defender on the upper arm. McManus also won his appeal.

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