Scottish FA working to avert strike by referees

The Scottish Football Association says it will do everything

possible to avert a strike by referees.

Following heavy criticism of their recent performances from

clubs, all 31 of the category one officials present at a meeting of

the Scottish Senior Referees Association on Sunday voted in favor

of refusing appointments for the upcoming weekend. Two other

referees were absent.

SFA president George Peat on Monday described the planned

industrial action as a “sad day for Scottish football”.

Peat says the SFA “will do everything we possibly can to broker

a deal before the weekend because it’s obviously important that

officials are on duty on Saturday and Sunday.”