Although the journalist argued that several contentious refereeing decisions have gone against Steven Gerrard’s team this season, he feels that the manager and his players must ultimately be honest with themselves if they fall short in the Premiership title race – a likely outcome given that they trail Celtic by 10 points with just a third of the season remaining.
Inside Track: Referees won't cost Rangers the title but standards have slipped too far https://t.co/nNvkykgpKH
— Chris Jack (@Chris_Jack89) February 18, 2020
The Rangers boss vented his fury with referee Euan Anderson after his team’s 1-0 win on Sunday, insisting that Alfredo Morelos’ goal should not have been disallowed for offside and that a penalty should have been given for a Ciaron Brown handball in the box (as per Daily Record).
After their previous game against Kilmarnock, many Rangers fans fumed at referee John Beaton over decisions such as disallowing a Morelos goal for an apparent push on Stuart Findlay, an unsuccessful handball claim in the build-up to Killie’s equaliser and a booking for Ryan Kent after he reacted to a challenge from Alan Power.
Their Betfred Cup final defeat to Celtic in December was also overshadowed by controversy as Christopher Jullien appeared to be in an offside position when he scored the only goal of the match (as per The Scottish Sun).
These ‘Gers fans on Twitter seem to have had enough of perceived injustices from officials and expressed their disagreement with Jack’s article:
Couldn’t disagree any more if possible
— William D (@Thats_Standard) February 18, 2020
Aberdeen, Beaton failed to give a clear penalty from 5 yards. 2 points dropped.
Fails to give Morelos a penalty then penalises him for nothing. 3 points dropped.
Officials got 3 calls wrong on Sunday, got the 3 points, only just though.
I would say they will cost us…
— Stevie (@2018Stevie) February 18, 2020
Disagree with u, and don’t forget, they’ve already cost us a cup
— Brian Paton (@brianpaton9) February 18, 2020
Already cost Rangers a trophy and about 5 points in the league this season…
— NikoKatic🇭🇷 (@SC204972) February 18, 2020
They cost us the League Cup Chris.
— Scott Daley (@Suscarbe) February 18, 2020
The refs have cost Rangers at least 5 points in recent games the decisions are absolutely ridiculous so Rangers have every right to question these same refs
— Greenock bear (@BoyleBillyb2011) February 18, 2020
Is Jack right in saying that Rangers must look at themselves if they fail to win the league or have the officials genuinely cost them several points this season? Have your say by commenting below!
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