Former EPL referee delivers Rangers and St Johnstone’s verdict after goal as he hails a big appeal
Former English Premier League referee Keith Hackett insists Willie Collum was right when he booked four players following an incident at McDiarmid Park.
Ranger pair Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos received yellow cards while St Johnstone’s Shaun Rooney and Liam Craig were also cautioned after a meeting.
The incident occurred after Roofe equalized from the penalty spot, the Jamaica international and Craig reuniting.
Morelos then ran to help his teammate while Rooney got involved for St Johnstone and Collum made the decision to book all four.
And Hackett believes it was probably the right move as he admitted the players would have been lucky to avoid a reservation.
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Craig was criticized by Rangers fans for the way he fell to the ground with little contact with a lot of feeling he was trying to get Morelos or Roofe sent off.
And speaking of Morelos, Hackett told Ibrox News: “If he hadn’t been patented he would have been lucky. I wouldn’t give him more than that.
“The reaction, and the way the referee handled it, is a great learning curve for any young referee. My compliments to the referee. He is a high level referee.