Rangers romped to a comfortable 4-0 win over Dundee United this afternoon at Ibrox thanks to goals from Ryan Kent, James Tavernier, Kemar Roofe and Scott Arfield – but the Gers must demand answers from the Scottish FA over Kevin Clancy’s woeful performance as referee.
Despite the Gers cruising to three points over the Tannadice side, Clancy was in the middle of a number of ridiculous decisions which he seemed happy to let go.
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The worst of the lot was the outrageous challenge on Alfredo Morelos that left the Colombian with a gash in his leg and needing to be stretchered off, however Clancy only saw fit to speak to Borna Barisic and a Dundee United player involved in some verbals.
It was as clear a red card as you are likely to ever see and how Clancy could just let it go without even blowing for a foul is absolutely baffling.
While the player involved should almost certainly be hauled before the SFA’s compliance officer, the fact the referee and both his assistants didn’t view it as a red card is just incredible.
The challenge on Morelos was far from the only one Clancy let go and there were some brutal challenges on Rangers players that he was happy to let go despite being clear fouls.
It’s not the first time from Clancy either.
When he refereed Rangers v Kilmarnock earlier in the season, the bungling whistler booked Cedric Itten for having the temerity to be fouled by a Killie defender in the box.
Hopefully, Rangers raise this with the SFA as the standard of officiating is nowhere near good enough from what are supposed to be ‘elite’ referees.
If they don’t, the club can’t be surprised when challenges like the one on Morelos today continue to go unpunished by incompetent referees who are unfit to officiate kids games, let alone ones at the highest level in Scotland.