As Rangers ran out 4-1 winners against Celtic at Ibrox the superb performance of Steven Gerrard’s side stole the show.

The club’s biggest players once again turned on the style between Allan McGregor tipping an effort onto the bar at 0-0, Ryan Kent terrorising their entire team, or even Alfredo Morelos lashing it into the top of the net after nutmegging Scott Brown.

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard had the last laugh as his side dismantled Celtic at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Then there was the composed and committed Steven Davis display, the relentless crossing of James Tavernier and Borna Barisic, the sauciness of Joe Aribo.

Every single Gers player was on it and the club deserved the win but – in true Celtic style – John Kennedy couldn’t resist bemoaning that red card as he bravely faced the cameras.

The former Celtic defender cut a dejected figure as he criticised referee Nick Walsh for giving midfielder Calum McGregor his first yellow card of the game.

Ryan Kent had knocked the ball through McGregor’s legs before he took him out with the midfielder walking a tightrope and foolishly diving into Glen Kamara to get a second yellow and see red just as the Gers scored.

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Far from recognise that as one of Celtic’s most senior players McGregor shouldn’t be diving in, Kennedy criticised the first yellow and claimed that Rangers had simply been more “clinical” than his side.

“Okay, the second tackle is a yellow. He goes to ground, gets a red card. That’s not a problem,” said Kennedy [Sky Sports Football (2:17pm, May 2, 2021)].

“It’s the first one, the yellow card. I asked the referee at half time, ‘What did you book McGregor for?’ And he said a reckless tackle.

“I don’t see any recklessness in it, he is on his feet, it’s a genuine attempt to get the ball.”

The comments sent Rangers fans into raptures of laughter as the old always cheated, never defeated party line came out in the aftermath of the hammering:


Rangers ran out comfortable 4-1 winners over Old Firm rivals Celtic courtesy of a Kemar Roofe double, a lethal Alfredo Morelos strike and a late Jermain Defoe strike.

In scoring twice Rangers star Roofe also roared back against his critics with the striker being the subject of comments from disgruntled supporters this week.

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