TL;DR news for Monday, March 19

TL;DR news for Monday, March 19

By TheTwoPointOne

There are plenty of places on the internet that round-up the Scottish football news, but none of them rank it in order of importance quite like TL;DR news. Enjoy!


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Rangers defender Russell Martin has stated that he was called an ‘Orange b*****d’ and a ‘Hun p***k’ at a Tesco in Glasgow ahead of last weekend’s Old Firm derby against Celtic, according to the Scottish Sun.


Due to an injury the Rangers defender has pulled out of the Scotland squad, alongside Celtic’s Kieran Tierney. Jack Hendry has been called up as replacement for Friday’s clash with Costa Rica.


Stephen Robinson was insistent that Cedric Kipre’s red card in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Celtic was unfair. “The same referee has sent off five Motherwell players now and he hasn’t sent off anyone else from any other Premiership side,” noted the Fir Park boss when asked about Craig Thomson’s conduct.


The Sunday Mail’s Gordon Waddell has reported that SPFL chairman Murdoch MacLennan sent out a last-minute email asking clubs to block Neil Doncaster’s appointment to the SFA board, yet only four clubs – Aberdeen, Ross County, Kilmarnock and Hibs – signed up.


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Christophe Berra has admitted that he is “hurting” after missing out on the latest Scotland squad, so claim the Scotsman.


The Scottish Sun are reporting that Hearts are trying to tie Harry Cochrane down to a new contract in light of interest from Leeds United and other English clubs.


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Darren O’Dea thinks the Pittodrie pitch is a “disgrace.”


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