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Celtic chairman John Reid calls for referee McDonald to quit

Celtic chairman John Reid has called for referee Dougie McDonald to resign — or be forced to stand down by the Scottish Football Association.

Hoops manager Neil Lennon is still awaiting an apology from McDonald, who admitted lying to the Ulsterman after reversing a penalty award in Celtic's Premier League clash with Dundee United at Tannadice in October.

After an investigation into the incident the case was passed on to the referee's committee, who handed McDonald a warning but allowed him to continue.

Reid said: “We need a fundamental review and restructure of the Scottish Football Association.

“We have seen instances recently where, in the case of a referee, his position ought to be completely untenable.

“No-one who has admitted to lying to our manager over important decisions at a game should remain in post.

“He (McDonald) should go and if he didn't resign he should have been removed from post.”

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