Usually when you hear about football fans being shocked, angered, frustrated and all the rest of it with a decision in a football match it’s something to do with the referee. However, in this case, The Gers were fuming with Scott Arfield’s decision to launch himself into Hearts’ ‘keeper, Zdeněk Zlámal, a horror challenge that saw him taking an early bath during Rangers 2-1 win at Hearts.
RED: Scott Arfield is sent off for the Gers after sliding in to the Hearts keeper after he'd gathered a shot from Morelos. The Light Blues will need to finish the game with ten men. 1:2
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 2, 2018
It was one of those decisions that simply cannot be argued. Rangers have had a fair few red cards this season and whilst a lot of them have been questionable refereeing decisions, there can be absolutely no slating the man in the middle for showing Arfield red. Unfortunately, the Bluenoses have absolutely no arguments to their midfielder’s dismissal and it will be up to Steven Gerrard to lay into the 30-year-old for his stupidity.
Next up for Rangers is a huge clash against Aberdeen on Wednesday evening and it will be one that will have to go into without Arfield as he serves his suspension. It will certainly be tough to get through the tough Ibrox clash against The Dandies without the Canadian international but it’s still a winnable tie that they’ll be desperate to get a win from, as they aim to keep their spot at the top of the Scottish Premier League.
You can read the Gers’ thoughts on Arfield’s stupid challenge here:
What an idiot!
— pam #letsgo #Ywan (@pamelakerr2) 2 December 2018
Definite red unfortunately
— Edward MacKenzie (@EddieMacKenzie) December 2, 2018
What was he thinking! Game management wow lol
— lee affleck (@leeaffleck1873) December 2, 2018
Unbelievable from Arfield – hopefully SG will really lay in to him. Put the team and the result at risk senselessly.
— Al Lawson (@alistair_lawson) December 2, 2018
Can we calm it down with the red cards Rangers!
— Gem (@TheReal_Gem) December 2, 2018
Utter disgrace from Arfield. Obvious red and absolutely no need in a game we are winning. I hope the manager hammers him for this. It could really cost us.
— William Duff (@Renfrewblue) December 2, 2018
Rate Arfield but that was just ridiculous !!!
— Jimmy Ripshite (@JRipshite) December 2, 2018
The Bluenoses were fuming with Arfield and will hope he learns his lesson as he suffers his ban.