Irish refs not for Scotland
Published 24/11/2010 | 05:00
IRISH referees will miss out on a potentially lucrative weekend in Scotland as stand-ins for the striking SPL whistlers.
The FAI said yesterday that no official approach had been made for their services, while a spokesman for the Irish Referees Society indicated that they would be inclined to support their Scottish colleagues.
And any plans the SFA might have had to recruit referees from Norway or Iceland suffered a blow yesterday when officials from both countries made it clear they would not break the picket line.
Stepping into the breach would have provided Irish referees with a big pay day. They receive €220 per match in the LOI, while the Scottish rate is almost €1,000.