Rangers fans react to controversial decision vs Kilmarnock
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Rangers fans react to controversial decision vs Kilmarnock

Rangers’s Fifth Round Scottish Cup tie against Kilmarnock on Saturday evening, was a scrappy affair.
In the first half, there was only one glaring opportunity for the visitors.
It was a James Tavernier penalty, which was saved by Killie keeper, Daniel Bachmann.

It’s the skipper’s second miss out of five penalties in a week. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There was one other major incident to speak of in that opening period, though.
An Alan Power challenge on Ryan Jack.
With the ball in between the two midfielders, Jack chose to go with his head, whereas the Killlie man opted for his boot.
That’s not usually a recipe for a happy ending and this case was no exception.

Power caught Jack flush in face with his studs.

Power and Ross McCrorie clashed heads later in the game. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In some instances, these things can look worse than they are.
One player stoops to head the ball and the other, with only a slightly raised leg, catches his opponent.

Yet, that was not the case here.
A picture posted by the Rangers Twitter account at half-time, shows Power’s foot to be at genuine head height.

Clearly, if your foot is that far away from your body, you are not in full control. It was reckless at best.
He only received a yellow card, though.
That cause consternation among some Rangers fans on Twitter.


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