Plenty of Rangers fans are up in arms at a ridiculous decision from referee Kevin Clancy to award Celtic a free-kick following a Christopher Jullien foul on Alfredo Morelos, during Sunday’s Premiership win at Parkhead.

Supporters from both sides were concerned when Clancy was appointed for this massive derby clash. As it turned out, from the Bears’ perspective, the fears were well placed.

Clancy got plenty wrong on the day, but the Gers still managed to triumph. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Numerous big decisions went Celtic’s way across the course of the game, the equaliser being the highest-profile of the lot.

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Callum McGregor’s shot clearly struck Odsonne Edouard’s arm, with the deflection wrong-footing Allan McGregor. The goal should have been chalked off, but it was allowed to stand and offered Celtic an undeserved route back into the game.

There was also the penalty award. Niko Katic did tug on Christopher Jullien’s shirt but Joe Aribo was on the receiving end of similar from Celtic defenders on two occasions and no spot-kick was awarded for the Gers.

Then there was Ryan Christie, who, already on a booking, reached out and grabbed Morelos’ nether regions, leaving the striker in a crumpled heap on the ground. Inexplicably, that act went unpunished.


Christie had a penalty saved and should have been sent off. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Perhaps the most bizarre, though, was the referee’s decision to give Celtic a free-kick, when last-man Jullien felled Morelos.

The Hoops centre-back clearly catches the Gers striker on the calf, taking him down on the edge of the area. Given that El Bufalo would otherwise have been clean through on goal, it should have been a free-kick to the visitors and a red card for Jullien.

Yet, inexplicably, it was the Rangers player who was pulled up for a foul.

Plenty of Bears were incensed by the officiating and vented their frustration on social media.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:

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