SFA vows changes to avoid repeat of refs' strike

BY foxsports • November 29, 2010

The chief of Scotland's soccer association says the body will change its disciplinary procedures to avoid a repeat of last weekend's strike.

Domestic officials were protesting clubs' public criticism and Scotland's Premier League games only went ahead because the Scottish Football Association brought in referees from Luxembourg, Malta and Israel.

SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan didn't specify the changes, but says they ''will lead to significant improvement'' for the association and the Scottish game.

He added that ''the refereeing fraternity has made its point.''

Referee Dougie McDonald retired Sunday following Celtic chairman John Reid's call for him to quit or be removed, claiming that McDonald lied about why he overturned a penalty decision.

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