Frustrated ex-Rangers star has message for Kevin Clancy as he laments “below par” Gers
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Alex Rae sends Kevin Clancy message as he laments “below par” Rangers

Former Rangers midfielder Alex Rae has criticised under fire referee Kevin Clancy following the Gers’ 1-1 draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side put in a sub-par performance against the Dons and in the end can probably count themselves lucky to be getting out of the north east with a point.

But the match was overshadowed by an inept refereeing performance by Kevin Clancy who appeared to be bullied into his decision making by Aberdeen captain Scott Brown throughout.


Alex Rae clearly wasn’t impressed as he urged the whistler to take some paracetamol and go “straight to bed” after an inept showing for both sides.

Alex Rae criticises referee Kevin Clancy after Rangers draw with Aberdeen

The whistle-happy referee blew up for every small Aberdeen claim and dramatically imposed himself on a game which did not require such heavy-handed officiating.

The referee has also come under fire for a red card handed to Ryan Kent, with Clancy conned by first Jonny Hayes and then Scott Brown into giving the Gers winger two soft yellows.

Clancy also handled a situation with Borna Barisic – elbowed twice in a row by Jonny Hayes whilst the Dons winger was on a yellow card – in a way which drew criticism from Gers ranks.

The Ibrox full-back was ordered off the pitch for treatment on a burst nose, with the help of Scott Brown, reducing Rangers to nine men late in the match.

Alex Rae also mentioned the decisions surrounding Aberdeen with the Dons claiming for a penalty following a clash between Allan McGregor and Ryan Hedges in the first half.

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Despite the insistence from Dons quarters the ref got this one wrong, Aberdeen were then handed one in the second when Alfredo Morelos handled the ball in the box.

But replays showed Lewis Ferguson shoved Borna Barisic in the build-up and the ball was also moving when the midfielder took the spot-kick.

It was a woeful refereeing performance and the Rangers support let Clancy know it come full time as they unloaded on Twitter.

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