Yesterday evening saw Rangers travel to Rugby Park to take on Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup 5th round. It was an eventful 0-0 that saw plenty of bookings and a missed penalty, yet it should also have seen a red card when Alan Power kicked Ryan Jack in the face whilst contesting a high ball.
25' YELLOW: Power is booked for a dangerous high tackle on Ryan Jack. Free-Kick in a dangerous position. 0-0
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 9, 2019
The fans cannot believe how ludicrous the decision not to send the Kilmarnock star off was, and they’re all firmly of the belief that had it been Alfredo Morelos, whos’ reputation proceeds him in Scottish football, then the challenge would have been deemed worthy of a red card. This is just the Gers latest frustration when it comes to officiating in Scottish football, and it’s hard to blame them.
Steven Gerrard won’t be happy with the number of red cards his team has received, and it must feel like even more of a kick in the teeth when a player like Alan Power can get away with murder in the form of a karate kick in the face on Ryan Jack. The Bluenoses, and Gerrard, would have expected to see Jack walk had the challenge been the other way around, so it seems shocking that the Kilmarnock midfielder managed 90 minutes.
You can read the Gers’ thoughts on the Alan Power challenge here:
Straight red worthy
— Matt (@mt2oo8) February 9, 2019
Not a red? Let's see how much Steve Clarke complains about that post match.
— David MacDonald (@d_mac2912) February 9, 2019
Red card every day of the week
— Burkey (@BB_RFC) February 9, 2019
Morelos would’ve received death penalty for that.
— J Musselman (@jmuss67) February 9, 2019
If thats the other way around its a red
— Steven gow (@GowSteven) February 9, 2019
How not red? Compliance officer will sort it…..
— Dinger (@Grove1969) February 9, 2019
If that was jack on Alan Power he’d be walking down the tunnel. Jack lucky not to get a sore one there
— Niall Goldie (@Niall96Goldie) February 9, 2019
If power was playing for rangers 100% red
— Jim (@JamesAi65354066) February 9, 2019
Should have been red, where does that fit with the idiots who think we get favours
— Andrew Millar (@DrewmmSkye) February 9, 2019
The Gers still cannot believe Power got away with a booking and will hope there’s a serious reshuffle with the refereeing in Scotland.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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