Kris Boyd has said that the goal that Kemar Roofe scored for Michael Beale’s Rangers against Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon should have stood.

The former Rangers striker has said on Sky Sports that the Rangers goal in the first half against Celtic in the Old Firm derby was wrongly disallowed.

Former Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe found the back of the net after 28 minutes.

Gustaf Lagerbielke was caught on the ball inside his own half, and Cyriel Dessers robbed him of possession.

The striker advanced towards the box and found Roofe, who scored.

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And then there was controversy.

VAR called on referee Don Robertson to take another look at an incident in the build-up.

Robertson decided that there was a foul from Dessers on Lagerbielke.

It was a very controversial decision.

While there was a tangle of legs, it did not look like there was too much for Lagerbielke to complain.

Kris Boyd on Rangers vs Celtic controversy

However, the referee thought that it was a foul.

And former Rangers and Sky Sports pundit Boyd was furious.

Boyd said, as relayed by The Scottish Sun: “It’s an absolutely shocking decision. VAR has decided to call it back but you can see Lagerbielke kicks the back of Dessers’ foot.  If we are getting goals chalked off for that…

“All we hear is we want to see more goals, we want to see more entertainment – that there was a goal.

“He’s caught on the ball, he goes to play with his left foot when he should clear it with his right.

“He swings at it and Dessers takes it off him then Kemar Roofe finishes it magnificently.

“How that can be brought back for a foul is incredible. Once Don Robertson goes over there he has to be stronger. He made the decision on the field so he’s got to be stronger.”

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