Celtic call for referee Dougie McDonald's resignation
McDonald was back refereeing in the SPL at the weekend
By Chris McLaughlin
Celtic chairman John Reid is calling for the resignation of referee Dougie McDonald as well as a complete review of the Scottish Football Association.
McDonald was warned by the governing body after lying about his reasons for overturning a penalty award.
"If the SFA had any sense of their own integrity, they should look at it again," said Dr Reid.
"His position is completely untenable. The SFA's position on this issue is also untenable."
McDonald had told Celtic manager Neil Lennon that he had overturned his decision to award them a penalty against Dundee United because he was alerted to the mistake by his assistant, Steven Craven.
Tony Mowbray's appointment was a mistake and I ultimately take responsibility for that
Celtic chairman John Reid
But the referee later admitted that he had simply realised his own error and the row that followed led to Craven's resignation and an investigation by the SFA that reprimanded McDonald.
It led to a meeting between Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell and his SFA counterpart, Stewart Regan, who had already promised an overhaul of the refereeing system.
Reid, addressing around 200 shareholders at the Glasgow club's annual meeting, said "bold, radical action" must be taken to combat "stories of lies, conspiracies and cover-ups" within Scottish football.
"We're not asking for special treatment, but neither will we be treated as less than anyone else," he said. "Those days are gone."
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