A Motherwell director has launched an astonishing tirade aimed referee Bobby Madden after he awarded two penalties to Rangers in his club’s 5-1 defeat to Steven Gerrard’s side.

Andrew Wilson is on the Fir Park club’s board and took to Twitter to publicly berate Madden despite the fact both decisions were absolutely spot on.

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Rangers captain James Tavernier converted both penalties to help dump Motherwell 5-1. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Appearing to tap into age-old and factually incorrect notions of conspiracy regarding Rangers, Wilson irrationally berates Madden in a fashion which will surely draw the ire of the SFA.

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The director also refers to two Motherwell penalty shouts which were anything but clear-cut and which were not given by Madden in the first half.

Wilson claims that the decisions by Madden were “farcical” and “ludicrous” and claims it “was ever thus”.

The director then claimed that Madden was “the most dangerous player on the field” for Motherwell to cope with and “strong in defence also”.


Such comments will come under greater scrutiny after Steven Gerrard was charged by the SFA for comments he made about a challenge on striker Alfredo Morelos.

Morelos had to be stretchered off in the 4-0 win with Dundee United earlier in the month and Gerrard’s suggestion the decision not to award a foul let alone a red card might’ve been different if the roles reversed is now subject to an SFA charge.

Rangers fans have also been taking to Twitter to react to the outspoken director’s outburst, suggesting Wilson dries his eyes:


Rangers trounced Motherwell 5-1 courtesy of a James Tavernier penalty double, a fine Jordan Jones finish and Cedric Itten’s first two goals for the Gers.

George Edmundson also conceded an own goal which proved to be nothing more than a consolation for Steven Robinson’s side.

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