Video: Some Interesting Decisions

Despite the current lot being a completely different Rangers their affinity and close relationship with the Scottish referees seems as strong as ever. We know that in the season gone by that they didn’t have to worry about penalties being awarded against them or any of their players getting sent off and perhaps it was Hibs who could have the most to say about that, they were denied THREE penalties in TWO games where at least ONE of theRangers players should have been send off (even the Compliance Officer retrospectively agreed with that one).

Here’s a video posted this morning by Lisbon Lion (@tirnaog_09) which takes us back to the old Rangers and the same level of refereeing bias, some might even call it corrupt, in what is clearly a rigged game. My old dad, god rest him, used to tell me that the reason they’d never achieve what Celtic have in European football is because they are so used to the refereeing favours in the domestic game. That Roofe karate kick would have been a yellow in the Scottish Premiership.

Why mention all this this morning? Eddie Howe, that’s why. The guy would have had no idea about dealing with this kind of thing. Watch Gordon Strachan going crazy on the touchline at the blatant decision going against his Celtic side. Howe would have had no clue being used to a much fairer refereeing standard in English football.

Ange Postecoglou might not even experienced it either but he appears to be the kind of guy who will take nothing lying down and will come out all guns blazing. Maybe that’s a plus we’ve not really considered?

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