Rangers manager Steven Gerrard called again for consistency from Scottish officials as he took the pre-Killie press conference knowing he’ll be without Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe.

He went on to say that referees do a good job for the role they are paid for but called for more financial support.

He then said, “We must trust and support referees otherwise you’re going to have inconsistencies.”

That was where he lost some Rangers fans who are taking a much more hard line over this, especially after Albian Ajeti was not banned earlier this week.

We understand where the Rangers fans are coming from over this.

The situation is beyond frustrating and has to change. However, if you take all of what Gerrard said it’s obvious what he was saying and he’s made his feelings clear before.

As manager of Rangers, he has a certain responsibility when he’s talking in an official capacity and throwing part-time refs under the bus isn’t going to help anyone.

Throwing more money at the problem won’t cure it by itself but it would be a start.

And, in the meantime, all we want to see is a level of consistency, not just from the on-pitch officials, but those off it as well.

Let’s not forget that Kemar Roofe was only given a yellow for the incident and was banned retrospectively.

It’s hard to get past the fact that the majority of these decisions go against us, though.

And that’s the point these fans are making as they disagree – in a rare instance – with what Gerrard is saying…

In other Rangers news, Andy Walker weighs in on the ‘trial by TV’ theory.


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