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.
🎙️ SG: We must trust and support referees otherwise you’re going to have inconsistencies.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 12, 2021
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…
We can't trust them though and recent performances show that. They need serious help or re coached because Scottish refereeing is abysmal, the coaching system obviously isn't working.
— Goshy (@ggh1992) February 12, 2021
Is this a parody account 🤦♂️
— glasgow is blue🇬🇧 (@AyeReady_4444) February 12, 2021
How can we trust them?
— Bilel Mohsni (@TomMillerLoyal) February 12, 2021
We can't trust them
— Tom McVey (@tmcvey077) February 12, 2021
The Referees are poor, it's the dodgy sectarian no faced ones in the background that i don't trust, now get to the Lawyers!!!!
— JJ#2 (@JJ271099319) February 12, 2021
— Ainsley 🎃 (@ainsley14_boyd) February 12, 2021
— Bluebear72🇬🇧 (@Bluebear721) February 12, 2021
Can we trust them though? Not on the evidence we're seeing of their backtracking after the fact.
— Marion The Cat (@Ross_M_16) February 12, 2021
how does one trust these so called professionals when they can't make a decision at the time and stick by it, instead make up some cock n bull story about how they never saw it when tv and photo evidence quite clearly shows them looking right at the incident.
— Lonely Shopkeeper (@KENTSLEFTHOOK) February 12, 2021
— Big J 🇬🇧 (@JohncarC) February 12, 2021
In other Rangers news, Andy Walker weighs in on the ‘trial by TV’ theory.