The continuing harassment of Barry Robson is typical of the spineless SMSM…
The Scottish mainstream media continue to hound Aberdeen Manager Barry Robson over his comments on match officials after what he perceives to be inconsistent behaviour on their part, especially when it involves theRangers.
Scottish Sun’s ‘Stop Moaning’ Headline – “Rangers legend calls out Barry Robson over penalty complaints and tells raging Aberdeen boss ‘sort your players out’
Daily Record’s headline – Barry Robson Rangers penalty jibe puts pressure on Viaplay Cup final ref as Aberdeen boss slammed for comments
Here’s what Barry Robson said after the latest ‘Penalty to Rangers’ incident:
“For me it doesn’t look good, another VAR decision going Rangers’ way in the 90th minute again. It took them long enough (to make the VAR decision). Stefan got blocked. I think you all saw that but obviously VAR have not bothered looking at that and have just looked at the pull of the shirt. We are in trouble if this is the way it is going aren’t we?” Barry Robson
🔊 LISTEN: “It doesn’t look good with another VAR decision going Rangers way in the 90th minute.”
🔴 Aberdeen manager Barry Robson is questioning Rangers last-minute penalty during the 1-1 draw at Pittodrie this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/3OeQqb9FVY
— Clyde 1 Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) November 26, 2023
Remember also Steven Gerrard’s comments after his first taste of league football in Scotland? Ironically enough also at Pittodrie Gerrard alleged that Scottish officials had it in for theRangers for years. Where was the outrage from the media? Quite simply there wasn’t a peep.
Season 2018-19 to present day league penalty differential:
St J’stone +2
St Mirren -13
Ross County -22
Gerrard’s words the start of season 2018-19 had an impact 👇
— Lint (@Zeshankenzo) November 28, 2023
Remember theRangers complained about Willie Collum? The outcome? He wasn’t allowed to officiate in a game involving the Ibrox side for six months afterwards. Silence again from the media.
And the last time they had a penalty given against them – 68 league matches ago – again up at Pittodrie – theRangers wrote a furious eight point letter to the Scottish FA to express their outrage at the penalty ( it was a penalty by the way). The outcome of that letter is there for all to see – zero penalties ever since against theRangers.
There’s many other examples, but you get the gist. The SMSM like the match officials are incompetent and inconsistent in their handling of a certain 2012 formed football club. They aid and abet this blatant cheating and woe betide anyone, such as Barry Robson, who calls it out.
Just an Ordinary Bhoy
M8 sent me this lad from Perth put up 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/JW5njDEOHi
— Mario Moretti 🍀☘️🇵🇸 (@MarioMo55922985) November 27, 2023
@ClydeSSB Going by your description of shirt pulling in the box that would make all three of these penalties, None of them were given, Nor where they even looked at by VAR, or commented on by you on your show after the match. It depends who is on VAR if they are even looked at. pic.twitter.com/5uq99oZTPW
— Anthony Sheridan Neil ll (@AnthonyNumamoid) November 27, 2023
Rangers once again proving my point that they’re just a shite team. Again with the whole, we up our game pish. We don’t up our game. Celtic are just far better than them. Embarrassing they’re resulting to that. Again today they couldn’t beat us and only got a point by cheating.
— The Famous Aberdeen (@TheFamousReds) November 26, 2023