Steven Naismith and Hugh MacDonald have destroyed the SFA and SPFL officiating after their handling of Rangers forward Kemar Roofe.
The Bears striker was handed a two-game ban recently after he was charged by the SFA for his tackle on Murray Davidson at St Johnstone.
Rangers have called for consistency from the compliance officers, something that MacDonald specifically agreed with.
Speaking on PLZ’s The Football Show, Naismith assessed the standard of officiating throughout Scotland and the SPFL.
“I feel as if referees sometimes feel like they don’t want to commit because maybe they can have a look at it if they don’t book players.
“After the match, they can go back and retrospective action can be taken, so it’s a complicated situation, and one that needs consistency.”
MacDonald agreed with Naismith, also aiming at the SFA and their judgement panel as well as the officiating in recent months.
“I think the compliance issue is an absolute mess.
“It’s a basis for inconsistency as it doesn’t apply for every club.”
It has given Steven Gerrard a real headache.
Roofe has joined Alfredo Morelos in being banned for the game against Kilmarnock on Saturday, meaning that Cedric Itten is likely to start again despite his shocking performance at Hamilton last weekend.
When outsiders start to call on the SFA to book up their ideas, that’s when it is clear that they are in the wrong, and these inconsistencies are really starting to grind everyone’s gears.
Nothing appears to surprise us anymore, and it may not even be long until the next charge appears out of nowhere – this has to stop.
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