Rangers star shows Celtic contempt as he refuses to bite to VAR politics


Rangers star shows Celtic contempt as he refuses to bite to VAR politics

It’s not like Celtic and their supporters to put pressure on referees *cough* but Rangers star Scott Wright has refused to play VAR politics; and landed a dig on them in the process.

The Ibrox winger was talking to the press ahead of Rangers’ trip to St Mirren with the ex-Aberdeen star well in the running to start the game after coming off the bench to impress in the 1-0 win over Hearts.

From the club who brought us Stop the 10 conspiracies despite being awarded a league title they *technically* never won, their own definition of sporting integrity and the infamous referee strike of 2010, Celtic are up to their old antics again after the introduction of VAR.

Cerebral powerhouses Chris Sutton and John Hartson have already been out sharpening the conspiracy knives, the pain of Rangers’ final day treble win and Helictoper Sunday still red raw, whilst even manager Ange Postecoglou has been getting in on the siege mentality by baiting a hook for the cranks.

Basically, like every referee before them, those behind VAR are out to get our morally self-righteous rivals who have found themselves in the middle of a few VAR controversies since the technology launched.

The club have even got the crayons out and sent a message to the Scottish football authorities demanding an explanation.

Far from accept that those running VAR are only human, or that showing different replays doesn’t make a difference if your player is actually offside, Celtic fans – even some of the more level-headed ones – are out crying conspiracy.

It is utterly demoralising that even when the Scottish game tries to take a positive step forward we’re left pandering to the cranks and the conspiracists with Celtic and their fans the nation’s most bonkers – by a country mile might we add – when it comes to this stuff.

Scott Wright claims Rangers are “used” to VAR

Such has been the depth of discussion on the subject in the press this week, Rangers winger Scott Wright was asked about VAR.

But with the kind of cheeky contempt we’re sure every Rangers fan can get behind, Wright claimed that the Ibrox squad are used to the technology because they’ve been using it extensively in Europe for years.

Celtic on the other hand…

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“We’re the lucky ones, we’ve experienced VAR before in terms of European competitions so we know of everything that comes along with it, the breaks in play, etc,” said Scott Wright [Rangers].

“We’re used to it at the club and we know what to do with it really.”

Meanwhile, Rangers have been linked with a £5m move for a Championship striker.