Rangers winger Ryan Kent finds himself at the centre of yet more VAR hysteria following a clash with Liam Scales as Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin gives his verdict on the big Viaplay semi-final calls.

The scale of which every moment from a game involving Rangers is poured over in pathetic desperation to find something to rage about is genuinely sad and it continued after the Ibrox side booked their final place in the Final.

The Gers defeated Aberdeen 2-1 AET at Hampden and will now face Old Firm rivals Celtic at the end of February.

But our rivals to the east have been determined to see £7m man Ryan Kent reprimanded for an innocuous moment in the match involving Liam Scales.

The Celtic support are genuinely terrified of the Ibrox winger and want the player retrospectively banned for the clash with the Parkhead loanee.

In fact, these groaning, draining voices are so desperate they are refereeing to the incident below as a “punch”. No seriously, they are.

Ryan Kent fear real amid Liam Scales VAR hysteria

Chris Sutton, whose credibility was also zilch before the clash with Aberdeen, is also claiming that Ryan Kent will be lucky to escape retrospective punishment for the clash with Liam Scales.

If you wanted any more evidence that the outspoken pundit shouldn’t be taken seriously, or that he is nothing more than a troll with Celtic-tinted glasses, then look no further.

All of this appears to ignore the fact Kilmarnock were denied a clear penalty against Celtic at Hampden, and that Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin believes the referees got the big calls right v Rangers.

This includes the Ryan Kent Liam Scales incident, and Anthony Stewart’s reckless red card lunge.

“I don’t think it’s a major talking point [Kent on Scales],” said Goodwin.

“I saw the incident and I don’t think there was a great deal in it.

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“My initial reaction was that he [Anthony Stewart] was in trouble. We have no arguments, I think the official has got it right.

“It was a poor decision from Anthony, unfortunately. He probably should have stayed on his feet and jockeyed the player. He left his team-mates in a very difficult situation, going down to ten men against a good Rangers team.”

But don’t let the sensible voices get in the way of a good conspiracy though lads, eh?

Michael Beale has also been laughing with great contempt at this nonsense as Celtic as a club continue to turn the screw on referees.

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