Rangers fans rage as 'frozen corner flag' cited for Cup postponement
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Rangers fans rage as 'frozen corner flag' cited for Cup postponement

Rangers’ Fourth Round Scottish Cup tie, has been postponed, and the fans are not happy.
The game was a 4300 ticket sell-out, with the vast majority of the crowd set to be travelling Bears.
It’s not as though there were no fears about the pitch, in the build up to the fixture.
In the absence of under-soil heating, Cowdenbeath were forced to call on volunteers to help cover the pitch yesterday.

Clearly, the home club believed that those measures should have been enough to keep the weather at bay.
Yet, it wasn’t to be.
Disappointingly, the decision wasn’t made until nearly 5pm.
The match was scheduled to kick-off just three hours later, at 7:45pm.

Jermain Defoe was set to make his Rangers debut this evening. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

That means many of the several thousand Bears making the journey to Central Park, will have been gearing up to leave, if not already on the road.
If the pitch was unplayable during the early afternoon, it certainly wasn’t going to thaw out in the evening.
The timing of the pitch inspection was frankly ludicrous.

However, it wasn’t just the timing of the decision that came under fire.

Frozen corner flag?

Some fans also believed that the pitch was perfectly playable.
The much followed Rangers fan blog, Four Lads Had a Dream, even suggested that the decision be reported to the SFA.

The comments were made in reference to a tweet from Superscoreboard.
It suggested that a local referee had called the game off prematurely, citing a frozen corner flag for his decision.

It’s fair to say that enraged Gers fans even more.
I get the feeling we haven’t heard the end of this one.