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Bobby Madden weighs in on Rangers disallowed goal vs Celtic as ex referee in 'argue all day' verdict

Bobby Madden reckons Nick Walsh was spot on to disallow Abdallah Sima's Rangers goal against Celtic this weekend.

The striker thought he'd given his side the lead in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden when he bundled home a wicked James Tavernier corner at the back post. Hoops goalkeeper Joe Hart was furious and raced out to challenge the referee who was, indeed, eventually urged to check the monitor and he ruled it out for a Nico Raskin shove on the Englishman.

It was a controversial moment in the final that was eventually won by Celts when Adam Idah hit a late winner to the delight of the support.

We told you earlier today how former refs Des Roache and Steve Conroy were both at odds over the decision but Madden, another former whistler, has weighed in and insisted that the call was the right one as it was a definite push.

“You see evidence here, it’s a push,” said Madden to BBC Sport. “You can argue all day that the goalkeeper should be stronger but it is a push.

“Correctly disallowed. No goal.”