Category one referee Kevin Clancy joined staff at Specsavers in the Gyle Shopping Centre ahead of tomorrow night’s Edinburgh derby to make sure his eyesight is in perfect condition to allow him to make crucial decisions in the red hot atmosphere under the lights at Easter Road.
Both clubs have been involved in controversial refereeing decisions over the past few days with John Robertson claiming Inverness Caledonian Thistle should have had a penalty against Hibs whilst Rangers players were furious when Hearts’ midfielder Loic Damour was not sent off after a deliberate handball at Tynecastle.
Clancy will take charge of the fixture with Hibs hoping to stay in the running for a potential European place, whilst Hearts continue their battle to avoid relegation at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership.
Specsavers Gyle store director Craig Daker, said: ‘We were thrilled that Kevin took the time to stop by and visit us in his capacity as a referee before the Edinburgh derby.
‘Specsavers is proud to support the Scottish referees and our partnership with the Scottish FA goes far beyond just a logo on a shirt.
‘We’re committed to helping to provide grassroots training for potential referees, inspiring respect for match officials and making sure their eyes are in top condition through regular sight and hearing tests carried out in our stores across Scotland.’