Rangers fans have reacted to the news that Kevin Clancy has been announced as the referee for Sunday’s Premiership clash against Celtic.
The Gers take on Kilmarnock at Ibrox on Boxing Day before a hotly anticipated trip to Parkhead for the third Old Firm of the season.
Steven Gerrard’s side are still unbeaten away from home in the league, and will at the very least be hoping to carry that record over to the New Year.
Clancy will be the man attempting to make sure things don’t boil over on the day, with David McGeachie and Dougie Potter appointed as linesmen and Nick Walsh, who refereed Friday night’s clash against Hibernian, the fourth official.
36-year-old Clancy has been on the FIFA international list of refs since for seven years, and he officiated the Gers’ 2-0 win over the Hoops at Ibrox in April.
He came under major scrutiny earlier from both Neil Lennon and Paul Heckingbottom earlier in the season for waving away penalty claims from both sides during a 1-1 draw at Easter Road.
He didn’t do Celtic many favours that day, but it’s safe to say that not all Rangers fans are thrilled with his appointment, either.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
— Euan (@__Euan72) December 23, 2019
One of the biggest games in years and they give it to that absolute balloon. He perpetually battles with willie collum for the title of worst referee in the world. Only one way that game will finish….
— Craig Clements (@naefish1000) December 23, 2019
Be aswell just letting liewell ref it
— The time has come! (@mrbluebells) December 23, 2019
— 𝙈𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙨 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙡 (@morelosCartel_) December 23, 2019
— Craig Kore (@CraigAtTheTop) December 23, 2019
— Darren 🧢 (@darren1872__) December 23, 2019
This is a conspiracy now
— El Buffalo Morelos (@Sevconian5088) December 23, 2019
That’ll be a red card for a Rangers player then
— John Knox (@JohnKno40760600) December 23, 2019
The worst of the worst.
— Richy 🌹 (@RJB__29) December 23, 2019