By Mike Slater

2nd May, 2021 | 6:30pm

Ibrox View: John Kennedy embarrasses himself after Celtic loss v Rangers

John Kennedy has slammed Nick Welsh for his officiating of the Celtic defeat against Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

Callum McGregor was given his marching orders in the first half after a late challenge on Ryan Kent just before Kemar Roofe fired the Bears ahead.

Kennedy insisted it was the wrong decision, although it was a clear foul from the Scottish international who had already been booked.

Speaking to the Scotsman after the thrashing on Sunday afternoon, Kennedy made a fool out of himself on the biggest stage there is.

“I asked the referee for clarity at half-time on why he booked him for the first one,” he said.

“His words to me exactly were ‘it was a reckless challenge’. It wasn’t reckless, I’ve seen it. There was no malice, no intent in terms of any power behind the tackle.

“It was a big game for a young official who doesn’t have a lot of experience. He makes a very harsh call which costs us.”


Kennedy isn’t cut out for this level of management, and he has once again proved that with this laughing stock of an excuse this afternoon.

This comes only weeks after the insisted Celtic were still the best team in Scotland, despite them not winning any of the last six Old Firm games.

No matter who was on the pitch, the Bears will simply irresistible and deserved all three points, especially given the convincing scoreline.

Fortunately, for the green half of Glasgow, they won’t have to put up with Kennedy for much longer, but they can get used to leaving Old Firm games with huge disappointment.

Welsh officiating or not, the Bears are here to dominate, and they will surely extend this six-game unbeaten run in the Old Firm next season; bring it on.

In other Rangers news, ‘Not good enough’ – BBC pundit destroys one outfield Bears ace after the heavy win against Celtic