Many Glasgow Rangers fans feel that the club need to be more vocal in speaking out against the treatment of their players following some recent contentious incidents.
On Monday, an image emerged via @Time3Rag on Twitter which shows a Hibernian player clipping Ryan Kent on the back of the ankle in Sunday’s 2-2 draw between the sides at Easter Road.
Eyes of the Hibs player not on the ball 😬He knee exactly what he was doing 🤷🏻♂️.
And I’d love to see where the referees eyes were looking at 🤷🏻♂️.
If the ref is looking directly at this then he should be carpeted 🤷🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/cWB6GcGeIP
— RagTime3 (@Time3Rag) September 21, 2020
In the same match, Ianis Hagi was elbowed by Paul Hanlon, while Alfredo Morelos was unceremoniously taken out by Ryan Porteous. Although Don Robertson booked both Hibs players, Steven Gerrard felt that stronger action should have been taken.
Do Rangers need to be more proactive in speaking out in defence of their players and management?
While the officials in question have naturally come under fire from some supporters, many of the Ibrox faithful are also unhappy with what they feel is a lack of action from the club in openly condemning the treatment of their players.
Some cited a comparison with Glasgow rivals Celtic, who issued a statement demanding a public explanation from referee John Beaton over decisions he made in their 1-0 defeat at Ibrox in December 2018 (as per BBC).
Check out some of the reaction from ‘Gers fans below:
Alfredo last week – no card
I’d like Rangers to be more vocal on this stuff https://t.co/h1BunhfAZQ
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) September 21, 2020
Couldn’t agree more. We are not making enough noise about these consistent fouls on our players that are going unpunished.
— Mark (@LetsgoWATP) September 21, 2020
Rangers have said nothing since the shop opened & their love in with castore. Who should be binned.
— Dave (@Nimsay1872) September 21, 2020
its time the board came out and questioned the officials, if they dont its only a matter of time until kent, aribo,or hagi get a serious injury, and the board will be as much to blåme for sitting back saying nothing
— james (@jbtn12) September 21, 2020
What’s the point going on about it when the club just sit back and get walked over. Jokers
— David (@devilsndust71) September 21, 2020
Should speak about it, but don’t, pushovers.
— Ross cunningham. (@RAC1872) September 21, 2020
Our club custodians are cowards. That is a fact!!
— Hagi’s Flick (@itsinthename) September 21, 2020
If we keep accepting these decisions, we will keep getting them . If this was Celtic , Lennon & his board would be demanding answers & putting pressure on the referee for their next game . We need to call this out now , before these decisions & assaults finish our season.
— John Bulloch (@john_bulloch) September 21, 2020
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