Rangers fans criticise the SFA after match official broke Covid protocol
Rangers fans have been reacting to the news that a linesman who officiated Hibernian vs Hamilton at the weekend should have instead been isolating.
The Scottish FA have issued an apology to the two clubs involved but this was a big and unnecessary error.
The official in question, Graeme Stewart, travelled to Greece last weekend to oversee Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos.
And David Roome, the referee he travelled with, returned a positive Covid-19 test.
How the SFA failed to prevent this is beyond us.
Naturally, many Rangers supporters have been quick to criticise the governing body, who have treated the Gers fairly harshly when our players broke the rules.
Some have questioned whether the official involved will pick up a suspension.
After all, that was the punishment dished out to Jordan Jones and George Edmundson when they broke Covid protocol in November.
Each was banned for seven games and certain Gers fans want equal retribution for Stewart.
We think the SFA is just as much to blame as the linesman.
It is simple unacceptable that an organisation that should be leading by example would make such a critical mistake.
Scottish football has faced significant criticism from the government over Covid breaches in recent weeks – the last thing we needed was the governing body harming the reputation further.
Here are some of the reactions to the news.
— GEORGE MACKAY (@georgemackay) February 21, 2021
Will they be dishing out a fine to themselves 🧐
— Danny Walton. WATP (@DannyWalton11) February 21, 2021
@brotton_john no way! The SFA really are a joke!
— Stuart Smith (@stuart723) February 21, 2021
That be a 7 game ban then or is that only if you play for Rangers 🤔
— Clare 💙 (@ClareC1872) February 21, 2021
7 match ban for the SFA.
— Lawrelos (@IamtheLaw_rie) February 21, 2021
Just an apology @ScottishFA – no fines – what would happen if a club did that with a player?
— Truth Speaker (@fiftyfivetitles) February 21, 2021
— Gordon Stewart (@wickbear26) February 21, 2021
— Elaine (@ecm_242) February 21, 2021
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