Crying about a disallowed goal, raging that rules have been applied

They’re not crying about the disallowed goal, they are crying because the rules have been implemented…

The Rangers supporters have been extremely vocal in their belief that something sinister is going on regarding the officiating towards their side. No don’t laugh, I know it’s hard to believe, but they really do believe that the match officials are conspiring against them.

Extreme paranoia is currently off the scale down Ibrox way, and they genuinely do believe that there is dark arts at play, and there is some sort of conspiracy going on behind the scenes all aimed at stopping them from winning trophies.

Despite the fact that ‘Penalty to Rangers’ is one of the most use phrases in football. Or at one stage going a near 65 games without conceding a spot kick domestically, they still feel they are being hard done by.

Their biggest gripe at the moment, is the goals that they have had overruled in this season’s Derby games. Depending on who you hear it from, it’s in the range of between 5-10 times they have suffered a disallowed goal in derby games this campaign.

That actual number is four, and each and everyone was overruled by VAR because the rules were implemented. By the rules of the game they were deemed illegal, and quite rightly disallowed.

VAR has had its critics and rightly so, but on occasions such as this it has done its job. In previous years theRangers would have got away with such decisions, but today there’s no scope for them being the beneficiaries of such ‘honest mistakes’.

That’s the real reason for their rage. They have been that used to benefiting from such ‘favourable decisions’ and ‘honest mistakes’ that they can’t handle the rules being applied correctly.

So in a nutshell, they are upset because the rules are being followed, and it’s now a level playing field. It’s quite tragic.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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