Willie Collum has brought dishonour to the referees association by lying to them, and now finds himself in dispute between the club, himself and the SFA.

Rangers have submitted video evidence of Collum not seeing the incident between the two players involved in Daniel Candeias’ second booking against St Mirren. 

His version is that he noticed the Rangers man blowing kisses to the St Mirren fans who were hurling abuse at him, and also towards Anton Ferdinand.   

Rangers are still livid at the incompetence of Collum telling what they perceive as lies about why he booked Candeias, which forced him to be sent off with only seconds to go.

The biggest question he must answer is – where was his common sense with the game virtually over? Precisely what were his motives? Well he certainly brought attention and verbal abuse upon himself.

Collum has a bad habit of making poor decisions and a track record of being severely disliked by many managers throughout the country.

In other words, he is not rated by anyone except the referees association. Consistently inconsistent, he invites criticism for his continual calamities.

It beggars belief that he is allowed to referee European matches and wreak havoc internationally. Small wonder that Scottish whistlers are not rated worldwide, along with the very average Scotland team.

As a result of his misjudgment, he has probably cost Candeias his starting place in the Rangers team, due to Eros Grezda replacing the unavailable right winger due to him receiving his red card.

Grezda was outstanding throughout the match, scored two excellent goals and also supplied an assist. His superb display earned him the prestigious, ‘Man of the Match” award in the 7-1 annihilation against Motherwell.

You have to agree that Grezda did take full advantage of Collum’s mistake to stake his claim to become a regular Rangers starter. Hopefully this is the start of the Albanian’s long-term Light Blues career.

Surely it would be absurd for 23-year-old Grezda to be dropped to the bench against Livingston on Saturday 24 November, to make way for 30-year-old Cardeias. 

Here’s a thought. What happens if Candeias loses his starting position for a long period of time and it leads to becoming the start of his fading Rangers career – can his lawyer sue Collum for lying to the SFA?


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