It doesn't matter who the referee is, they are all .....

By TwoTonTed
Last updated : 05 November 2010
Jim Jefferies 4Jim Jefferies is fed up with the media obsession about refereeing in Scotland. Controversy was sparked on 17 October when referee Dougie McDonald changed his mind over a penalty awarded to Celtic in their 2-1 win at Dundee United. After the resignation of his assistant referee on the day, Steven Craven, an inquiry by SFA chief executive Stewart Regan and continuing fall out in the media - with Celtic striker Gary Hooper yesterday saying McDonald should resign - Jefferies believes it is time to move on and leave the incident behind. The Hearts manager said: "Dougie McDonald made a mistake and he came out and admitted it. He tried to put it right, just the way he went about it was the only problem and it's caused this. There's too much hullabaloo about it all. Let's get back to playing football and forget all this refereeing stuff - the game will be better for it - rather than this dragging on for three weeks now, it's nonsense."

Willie Collum, another referee who has been embroiled in controversy of late following his control of the Old Firm derby, is in charge at Easter Road on Sunday. Jefferies has no qualms with his appointment. He said: "It doesn't matter who the referee is, it matters how we perform on Sunday and that we get a good result. Hopefully we get the breaks and the referee has a great game."

Heart of Midlothian Match Reports

Scottish Premiership Sun 19th November 15:00

Hearts 1 - 1 Partick Thistle

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