Former referee blasts Fabio Silva for Glasgow Derby antics

Former Scottish referee Steve Conroy has blasted Rangers winger Fabio Silva for his diving antics. The Portuguese attacker constantly threw himself to the ground in attempts to dupe the referee into giving decisions towards Rangers.

Speaking to Record Sport, Conroy has taken aim at the former Porto youngster for throwing himself to the ground in the first half, something that would come to benefit Rangers.

“What an appalling display from Silva. A deliberate attempt to deceive the referee and get an opponent sent off.”

Silva should’ve probably been more focused on playing as he was denied by two smart Joe Hart saves before the interval. The Wolves loanee was someone rewarded for throwing himself to the ground after contact with Alistair Johnston. John Beaton gave a yellow card to Silva before the game was paused for a VAR check.

Inexplicably, when Beaton consulted the monitor, he was shown the contact and not the full phase where Johnston clearly touched the ball before the winger throws himself to the ground. The resulting penalty, which James Tavernier scored, turned the tide in the fixture.

Celtic left Ibrox with a point but will feel that it is a missed opportunity after being 2-0 up and then 3-2 up in the 88th minute. The title is in Celtic’s hands with six wins bringing a third successive title back to Celtic Park.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.


  1. John roberts on

    Somthing has to be done with all this simulation by silva and the rest of of the rangers players,wy can’t they jst play and try to win without diving it’s disrespectful to to the game.