Bobby Madden goes to Specsavers ahead of Hibs semi-final clash this Saturday

Whether it is grassroots amateurs kicking about at the Jack Kane centre, or the armchair supporters berating a decision from the comfort of their own home - “you should’ve gone to Specsavers” has been the battle cry of many a footballing Scot when a referee gets it wrong.

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Well the staff at Specsavers on Shandwick Place are doing their utmost to ensure this does not happen to category one referee Bobby Madden when he officiates Hibs Scottish cup semi-final clash against Dundee United at Hampden this Saturday.

It is understood that staff at the store were working hard to offer advice to Madden to ensure his sight was in the best condition possible.

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Madden, who will officiate at Scotland’s national stadium, will see Hibs try to equal their 2016 Scottish Cup exploits - where they ended a 114 year wait for the trophy.

Aly Uka, store director at Specsavers Shandwick Place, said: “We were thrilled that Bobby Madden took the time to stop by and pay visit us before overseeing such a hugely important Scottish Cup tie this weekend. It is a high pressure game, so we were delighted to offer him some advice to ensure his sight is ship shape for what is set to be a nail biting semi-final.

“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 and hearing are in top condition through regular sight and hearing tests carried out in our stores across Scotland.”

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All images © Sandy Young Photography SFA referee Bobby Madden at Specsavers Shandwick Place, Edinburgh ahead of the Dundee United v Hibs Scottish Cup semi-final game. Bobby Madden will be taking charge of the cup clash on Saturday 8th May 2021. PICTURED L-R referee Bobby Madden, Franca Fofie optical assistant and Lyndsay Nimmo Specsavers Manager

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