Rangers fans have been expressing their fears after Dundee United defender Ryan Edwards escaped retrospective punishment for a knee-high challenge on striker Alfredo Morelos.

The Colombian firebrand had to be stretchered off after Edwards left the boot in on the striker and caught him flush just above the knee.

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Rangers fans have expressed fears that in not punishing Ryan Edwards it makes Gers players fair game for rough tackling. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Thankfully the injury isn’t as bad as first feared, but that didn’t stop the Ibrox support gunning for Scottish referee Kevin Clancy after the match.

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The likes of ex-Rangers star Neil McCann wanted the decision to be looked at by the SFA and the Compliance Officer but a panel of three former whistlers couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict on the incident.

It means Edwards will escape punishment for the tackle and it’s had the Ibrox support casting up old images of similar clashes involving Rangers players.

There’s a genuine feeling that Ibrox players are “fair game” for this kind of treatment and the Gers supporters have urged the authorities to get hard on players who endanger the club’s stars.

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Here’s how some of the Rangers support reacted to the decision that Ryan Edwards would avoid retrospective punishment for the challenge on Ryan Edwards:

 

Many of the Ibrox support reference a similar challenge from Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack in 2017, where the player followed through on Aberdeen striker Stevie May after winning the ball.

That challenge was a lot less vicious that the one involving Morelos but Rangers still had a ban upheld after Jack was sent off in the fixture [BBC Sport].

The issue is one of consistency and clearly many Rangers fans are frustrated that it’s the Ibrox club which routinely appears to draw the short straw.

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