Report: Scottish referees vote to go on strike

The BBC says Scottish league referees have voted to go on strike

next weekend following heavy criticism of their recent performances

from clubs.

A report on the website of the British broadcaster says referees

took the decision to refuse appointments at a union meeting on

Sunday.

The Scottish Football Association has yet to confirm there will

be strike action, which would threaten a full program of fixtures

in the country’s four leagues.

Celtic has been heavily critical of referees this season, most

notably when chairman John Reid called for match official Dougie

McDonald to quit or be removed for lying about why he overturned a

penalty award in the 2-1 win over Dundee United last month.