By Mike Slater

28th Sep, 2020 | 5:10pm

'Have to review' - Motherwell defender left furious with decision in Rangers clash

Motherwell defender Bevis Mugabi was left furious with the decision to hand Rangers two penalties at Fir Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Ugandan international was penalised for handball in the first half, which gave James Tavernier the chance to open the scoring.

The Bears skipper took that chance, and his side went on to convincingly win the clash 5-1 with another penalty also being converted 25 minutes later.

Mugabi believes that these decisions need to be reviewed by the SPFL, as players and managers alike don’t understand the new rulings.

“I think they have to review it, for sure, because my arms were by my side, so I can’t really do anything,” he told the Daily Record.

“Should my arms be up? Or should they be down? What is it now?

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“Personally I’m very frustrated because that give them the 1-0 lead. My view of the ball is just seeing it flicked into my arms, so I couldn’t really do anything.

“It’s a difficult one to take.”

Just one look at the Premier League in England every week, and it is clear that there is a huge problem with the handball rule.

This incident benefitted Rangers in the 5-1 win, but if the two penalties went against them, there would be clear outrage around Ibrox over the decisions.

Mugabi may have a problem, but when the decision was initially made by the referee, he didn’t make any protest to suggest that he wasn’t happy.

It’s clear the ball hit his hand, but it may seem harsh that Scott Arfield’s attempt to make contact saw his vision blocked – either way, we’ll take the three points and run.

In other Rangers news, Bears 25-year-old admits fear over Ibrox future before Motherwell win on Sunday