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Rangers v Celtic: John Beaton is Old Firm referee weeks after Brendan Rodgers' criticism

John Beaton with the whistle in his mouth and arms raised on refereeing duty
Criticism of John Beaton led to Brendan Rodgers being banned at Livingston [SNS]

John Beaton will take charge of Sunday's Scottish Premiership title showdown between Rangers and Celtic.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was banned from the touchline last week for criticising Beaton's performance as VAR in a 2-0 defeat by Hearts.

Rodgers was in the stand for Sunday's win over Livingston but will be in the dugout at Ibrox.

He had pointed to Beaton's "really poor officiating" and claimed "the game was refereed outside the field".

Beaton had called referee Don Robertson to the monitor, leading to Yang Hyun-jun's yellow card being upgraded to a red.

Tomoki Iwata then conceded a penalty for Hearts' opener after the ball struck the midfielder's arm.

Willie Collum will be the fourth official at Ibrox, while Nick Walsh will be on VAR duty assisted by Frank Connor.

Reigning champions Celtic cross Glasgow leading by a point but having played one game more than Philippe Clement's hosts.