Rangers boss Steven Gerrard appeared to criticise Kevin Clancy for failing to send off Christopher Julien in the Ibrox club’s 2-1 win over Celtic at Parkhead.

Clancy awarded Celtic a soft penalty whilst ignoring shirt-pulling against Rangers players, let a handball goal from Odsonne Edouard stand and also sent off Alfredo Morelos for a second yellow despite letting several Celtic stars ride their luck.

Not to mention the fact there ended up being around seven added minutes at the end of the game despite Clancy originally only adding on four.

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Kevin Clancy couldn’t get his red card out quick enough to send off Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Gerrard resisted the urge to criticise the referee’s decisions where Rangers were concerned, but did call-out the decision to let Christopher Julien remain on the pitch after tangling with Alfredo Morelos.

“We’ve got no complaints on it [Morelos red],” said Gerrard [Glasgow Times].

 

“I’ve got time to reset the kid. He was handful for the whole game. He does some incredible stuff I think his emotions got the better of him at the end of the game.

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“I think that frustration might have come from the fact that Jullien didn’t get a straight red moments before because it’s a clear foul on the edge of the box. The officials have missed that, but we’ve no complaints on what went on.”

Kevin Clancy’s woeful refereeing performance comes after Steven Gerrard had called on the referees to get the big calls right before the match.

Kevin Clancy also allowed a handball goal from Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard to stand. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Thankfully, Rangers were too good on the day and the decision didn’t affect the match.

But on another day, could Kevin Clancy have been responsible for yet another cruel Old Firm defeat?

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