Rangers might not be too happy with the appointment of Kevin Clancy for the Old Firm
The referee for the Old Firm match on Sunday has been confirmed, and it is Kevin Clancy, which might annoy Rangers [Scottish FA].
Rangers actually have a good record under Clancy, having won 18 of the 32 games he has taken charge of them; however, he has been involved in some controversial incidents in the past.
During one game in September 2020 against Dundee United, Clancy decided not to send off Ryan Edwards after he made an awful tackle on Alfredo Morelos [the Daily Record].
After the match, Steven Gerrard expressed his disappointment with Clancy for not sending Edwards off, and Morelos was lucky to avoid serious injury [the Scottish Sun].
However, that is not the only controversial incident that Clancy has been involved with during a Rangers match.
In the aftermath of one Old Firm game during the 2019/20 season, Gers first-team coach Michael Beale received a suspension for accusing Clancy of cheating.
During that match, the referee failed to disallow Celtic’s goal for handball, failed to award the Gers a penalty, and didn’t send Christopher Jullien off when he fouled Morelos, who was running through on goal [the Daily Record].
Of course, you could say Beale’s reaction was over the top, but Clancy still made some strange decisions in that game.
So, we think that Rangers might not be too happy to hear that Clancy has been appointed the referee for this Old Firm clash.
However, we hope that he manages the game fairly and avoids any more controversial incidents involving Rangers.
In other Rangers news, Brian Laudrup has made a bizarre claim on the Gers.