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Lee Johnson insists refs should be paid MORE despite Hibs red card call at Celtic Park

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Livid Lee Johnston lashed out at Steven McLean – but the Hibs boss insisted Scottish refs deserve more dosh. The Easter Road gaffer was fuming at Elie Youan’s controversial red card against Celtic, as his 10 men failed to hang on to their shock lead before falling to a 3-1 defeat to the champs.

Johnston hit out at the sending off call – and he also blasted the officials for getting penalty decisions for and against his side wrong as well.

The Leith manager believes Scottish football needs to raise the standards of refs in general – and they need more cash to go full time.

Johnston said: "I'm a bit of a lobbyist to give refs more money because I think the league should be employing professional referees.

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