Rangers fans will be getting quite used to have shocking poor referees at the moment. It seems that whatever competition they’re playing in they manage to get let down by the officials, and last night they felt the same when the referee gave a shocking booking to Ryan Jack whilst under pressure from the Rapid Wien players, a moment that led to plenty of groaning from the Gers.
43' YELLOW: Ryan Jack is booked for a challenge on Martic. 0-0
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 13, 2018
The Gers have been on the wrong end of a lot of red cards this season so far. A lot of that is down to some shocking disciplinary issues from Steven Gerrard’s side, but at the same time they just haven’t been getting lucky with their officials whatsoever and a number of their dismissals this season could have been prevented had the referees controlling their games not been so inept and rash.
Considering their history this season, you can see why the Bluenoses were absolutely gutted yesterday when they saw the referee dish out the booking to Ryan Jack as they believed they could well be in for another long evening where they find themselves playing with less than the full supplement of eleven men. Ultimately, they kept their heads and kept everyone on the pitch, but it still wasn’t enough as they fell to a 1-0 defeat in Austria.
You can read the Bluenoses’ thoughts on the Jack booking here:
Never a booking
— DavieJohnstone (@DavieJ399) December 13, 2018
Wasn’t even a foul. The reaction of a couple of Rapid players hoodwinked the ref. Awful officiating as per usual.
— Will McLeish (@WillMcLeish1) December 13, 2018
Never a card
— Sc00sh (@ScottLamberton1) December 13, 2018
As always, the ref didn’t see the challenge and was asked by the opposition to book Jack, so he did.
— Oliver Shooter (@easyluckyfree84) December 13, 2018
UEFA refs strike again….
— Den (@denis_guy) December 13, 2018
Joke booking, done nothing wrong!!
— Stevie G Loyal (@BigChap79) 13 December 2018
Ryan Jack's a card magnet. Joke of a booking
— David Thomson (@Dov1978) December 13, 2018
The fans were fuming at the referee yesterday and whilst they can’t blame him for the loss, it never helps when the man in the middle isn’t great.