David Edgar reacts to Sky Sports showing penalty incident endlessly in Rangers v Aberdeen
David Edgar has hit out at Sky Sports after they frequently showed replays of the dismissed penalty incident during Rangers v Aberdeen.
The Light Blues were held to a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie by the Dons, but the hosts felt they should have been awarded a penalty in the first-half with the score still goalless, and writing on the Heart and Hand Podcast’s official Twitter account on Tuesday evening (18 January) during the game, the club’s official media partner was not pleased to see the broadcaster constantly showing the replays.
Allan McGregor appeared to have caught the left calf of Ryan Hedges, and while it appeared that there was contact, referee Kevin Clancy was having none of it.
Edgar said: “Sky can show endless replays but that’s never a penalty.”
It depends on who is looking and how it is looked at, but it is normal for incidents like those to divide opinions.
Tam McManus insisted it was a stonewall penalty, claiming the Rangers goalie clearly caught the Aberdeen man inside the box.
Sky repeatedly showed it from all their camera angles, but it did not change anything.
Until VAR is introduced in the Scottish top-flight, calls like those will continue to spark debates and arguments on social media.
The Dons were finally awarded a spot-kick after Alfredo Morelos handed the ball in his own box, and Lewis Ferguson made no mistake from the spot to draw his side level.
Not even Edgar could dispute that decision, with Rangers unable to restore their lead.
The draw cut their gap at the top of the table to just four points, and Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men have to buckle up as the winter break has clearly taken its toll on them.
In other Rangers news, the BBC are facing a multi-million-pound defamation action over Gers documentary.