Rangers are set to demand answers over why Kemar Roofe’s goal against Celtic at Ibrox was disallowed after a VAR check.

The Gers were reeling after referee Don Robertson chose to overturn the Jamaican international’s opening goal in the first Old Firm derby of the season.

The striker composed himself in the Rangers box to take a touch and lash in with his left-foot after a low ball across the box from strike partner Cyriel Dessers.

As the Rangers support celebrated wildly and Celtic held their breath, the play was pulled back by Robertson who was asked to consult the VAR monitor by VAR assistant Alan Muir.

After watching the replay, where Cyriel Dessers steals in to rob the ball from Swedish centre-back Gustaf Lagerbielke, the referee decided to chalk the goal off.

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Rangers furious after Celtic VAR call

This has since looked to be the wrong decision, with VAR helping to chalk off what appears a perfectly good goal and Rangers being robbed in the Old Firm defeat to Celtic.

The club’s feelings have been validated by the likes of ex-Premier League whistler Dermot Gallagher, who has claimed Don Robertson was “absolutely right” to initially let the goal stand.

Japanese striker Kyogo Furuhashi would then go on to score just before half-time, with Rangers toiling to create enough chances to level up the score.

Now, according to the Glasgow Times, furious Rangers are set to “demand answers” from the SFA as to why VAR was even implemented in this instance v Celtic.

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The technology is only supposed to be used for “clear and obvious” errors and the challenge from Cyriel Dessers – where Gustaf Lagerbielke kicks the back of his leg – is anything but.

The referee never blew up at the time for a reason and Rangers fans feel remarkably aggrieved and are probably due an apology from Hampden.

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