Rangers fans react to Kevin Clancy refereeing performance v Aberdeen
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Rangers fans react to Kevin Clancy refereeing performance v Aberdeen

Rangers fans are licking their wounds after dropping two points via a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie against Aberdeen but the performance of referee Kevin Clancy has left fans frustrated at full time.

The Scottish Premiership referee’s performances when it comes to Rangers have left a lot to be desired over the years and once again the whistler found himself at the centre of proceedings.

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Flashing no fewer than eight yellow cards in the game, two of those making a red for Ryan Kent, Kevin Clancy was also at the centre of things with two penalty calls.

Deciding not to blow up following a clash with Rangers keeper Allan McGregor and Ryan Hedges in the first half, Clancy did award the Dons a penalty in the second following an Alfredo Morelos handball.

The Aberdeen coaching staff, players and fans may believe the first decision to be incorrect, whilst James Tavernier was frustrated by the soft nature of the second.

But whatever the case, the whistler certainly found himself at the centre of proceedings and has faced accusations of letting Scott Brown somewhat referee elements of the game.

The Aberdeen captain certainly loves playing Rangers and was even pictured laughing with Kevin Clancy as the pair made their way off the pitch.

Kevin Clancy has come in for criticism for blowing up for fouls constantly, being card-happy thoughout the match, the soft sending off of Ryan Kent and his reaction to Borna Barisic being elbowed by Johnny Hayes in a woeful refereeing performance.

Rangers got what they deserved at Aberdeen but Kevin Clancy show criticised

There is no doubt that Rangers didn’t play to their levels and when the dust settles the club can count themselves lucky to be escaping Pittodrie with a point in many ways.

Rangers failed to create anything truly meaningful in the second half – barring an Alfredo Morelos volley from a corner – and it was not the Gers’ night.

But that hasn’t stopped Rangers fans taking aim at Kevin Clancy for buying (almost) everything Aberdeen sold him and once again finding himself at the centre of a Gers match:

Remarkably, this refereeing performance was given against the backdrop of sincere conspiracy claims that reared their ugly head once again heading into this match.