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Rangers player retrospective campaign deflects from woeful refereeing

As the dust settles on Rangers’ draw with Dundee United, the refereeing of Bobby Madden and his team continues to be poured over in the press.

The man in the middle got the big decisions wrong as Rangers dominated the game in Dundee but struggled to find a winning goal.

Madden and his team got the big decisions wrong on the night with the Ibrox side seeing two stonewall penalty shouts turned down and Dundee United lucky not to finish with nine men.

But amidst the anger from Ibrox supporters it’s Gers star Ryan Jack who is the target of many mainstream media outlets as they try to spin things back on the Ibrox side.

Rangers should’ve overcome the referee’s shortcomings at Tannadice but whilst the Gers huffed and puffed a committed Dundee United refused to let them blow the house down.

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However as far as criticising the referees go weak punditry on Sky Sports has given way to even weaker coverage in the digital sports press.

For the likes of the Scottish Sun, calling out a high challenge from Ryan Jack in the final minute of injury time is more pertinent than addressing the low standard of officiating in the country.

It shows what Rangers are up against when tabloid outlets will instead find any reason to justify the poor decision making and call for retrospective bans rather than accept the side was done out of the big decisions in what could prove an important result in the title race.

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Much has been made about the club’s response in the aftermath of the match and whilst many fans want a stronger case to be made in the club’s favour, calls for Ryan Jack to be banned do little but enflame the situation.

It’s about getting the big decisions right no matter who they favour and Rangers fans continue to express their dissatisfaction with yet more substandard refereeing.

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