By Doug Ward

22nd Nov, 2020 | 1:51pm

Graeme Murty baffled by one incident as Rangers win 4-0 v Aberdeen

Rangers coach Graeme Murty is baffled as to how the Gers were not awarded a penalty in the first half of their 4-0 win against Aberdeen at Ibrox on Sunday.

In the early stages of the game, Aberdeen’s Funso Ojo went through the back of Kemar Roofe, wiping him out inside the penalty area.

It was a stonewall penalty but clearly referee Nick Walsh decided that Rangers must have already had too many penalties this season or something because there was simply no reason to not award the home side a spot-kick.

Ex-Light Blues manager Murty, like us, could not get his head around Walsh’s decision.

Writing on his personal Twitter account on Sunday afternoon, Murty said: “How is that not a penalty?”

Thankfully, the incorrect penalty decision did not have much of an impact on the match as Rangers went on to secure a comfortable victory to go 11 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

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But decisions like this are just baffling.

We’re not going to say that the Scottish FA should introduce VAR into the top-flight or anything as extreme as that but how can a referee not see that was a penalty in real-time?

Every week, there seems to be a ridiculous decision in at least one of the matches in the Scottish Premiership.

It’s no wonder Scottish football is a bit of a laughing stock to those outside the country.

If the officiating doesn’t improve then calls will grow for VAR but we simply don’t want that because it is killing football south of the border and you still get consistently incorrect decisions with it with Manchester United versus West Brom a prime example of that on Saturday.

In other Rangers news, the Gers could be forced to shell out a seven-figure fee to Mike Ashley.