Kilmarnock full-back Stephen O’Donnell has admitted he “went down theatrically” for the penalty which helped his side beat Rangers on Sunday.
Rangers fans raged as the Scotland international threw himself in the air dramatically and referee Willie Collum, quick as a flash, pointed to the spot. It was all very soft. Even if Barisic did have a grip of O’Donnell’s top.
And replying to Steven Gerrard’s “swimming pool dive” comments, O’Donnell admitted he’d somewhat conned the ref. He also couldn’t resist getting a dig in on Alfredo Morelos either.
“I heard I got a 9.8 so I wonder how many points (Alfredo) Morelos got every week.
“I admit I went down theatrically. We got a decision we deserved so I have nothing to apologise for.”
It’s fiery stuff from the Killie full-back. They won the game and got the decision that helped them do it, but O’Donnell’s played the referee.
Granted, there are grounds for calling the decision but it’s just so soft. Rangers also had a similar shout with Connor Goldson at the other end of the pitch.
Kilmarnock’s 2-1 win over Rangers brought the curtain down on the 2018/19 season. The season defining penalty helped secure third place and a Europa League qualification place for Kilmarnock.