Kenny Miller Surprised by Willie Collum’s Anger Towards Rangers Players in Dramatic Defeat at Celtic

Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller took aim at referee Willie Collum’s temperament during Sky Sports’ coverage of the fiery Old Firm clash on Saturday. Rangers fell 2-1 to Celtic at Parkhead, with a controversial red card and a debatable penalty decision adding fuel to the fire.

Miller was particularly critical of Collum’s aggressive interactions with players. “Why is Willie Collum always so angry when he’s talking to players?” Miller questioned live on air (1:19 PM). “You know, just talk to them. It’s incredible, it’s like he wants to fight the players. You’re allowed to just talk.”

His comments came shortly after Collum issued a red card to Rangers midfielder John Lundstram following a VAR review of a challenge on Alistair Johnston. While Miller disagreed with the dismissal, his surprise at Collum’s demeanor seemed to stem from a separate incident. Moments before halftime, Collum was seen bellowing furiously at Rangers defender Mohamed Diomande.

This isn’t the first time Collum has found himself at the center of controversy in an Old Firm derby. In December’s fixture, a similar red card and a contentious penalty decision against Rangers went Celtic’s way, with Collum officiating as the VAR. While Miller acknowledged the debatability of the second-half penalty awarded in Saturday’s match, he stressed that Rangers ultimately had only themselves to blame for the loss, which likely extinguishes their remaining title hopes.