By Mike Slater

3rd May, 2021 | 7:00pm

Alan Rough shuts down John Kennedy after ridiculous Old Firm claim in Rangers win

Alan Rough has shut down Celtic boss John Kennedy after his ridiculous verdict on Rangers’ 4-1 win on Sunday afternoon.

The interim boss at Parkhead claimed that Callum McGregor shouldn’t have seen red, and that referee Nick Welsh was too inexperienced to take control of the clash.

Rough has hit back at Kennedy, insisting that it was definitely the right decision to show McGregor his marching orders, with Rangers in complete control once again.

Speaking on PLZ Soccer’s The Football Show, Rough silenced Kennedy after his outlandish claims after the demolition job at Ibrox.

“He knows what he’s done,” he said.

“I don’t think there is any malice in it, but it is a yellow card. The first one is a yellow card as well, it’s his trailing leg that catches him.

“I think John Kennedy has fallen into that managers’ role that in press conferences, he’s got a different view to everybody else.

“It was two yellow cards for me, no doubt about it.”

Learn your lesson.

That was Kennedy’s final attempt to earn some credit by beating the mighty Bears, but he was once again humiliated, just like the team he managed.

After claiming that Celtic were still the best team in Scotland, we would have hoped that he would have learnt his lesson, but even this defeat doesn’t appear to have done that.

Kennedy won’t be in the hot seat for much longer, as he simply can’t even lace the shoes on Steven Gerrard’s feet, he has become even more embarrassing than his side.

How could there be any complaints about McGregor’s bookings? Young official or not, Welsh got it spot on, and there have to be consequences for Kennedy’s comments, Gerrard wouldn’t get away with that.

In other Rangers news, Big update on the Bears squad for the upcoming 21/22 season, this outfield ace is set to leave Ibrox