Reports from multiple sources, including the Evening Times, revealed on Wednesday afternoon, that Rangers goalkeeper, Allan McGregor, lost an appeal against his ban.
The Scotland no.1 had been given a two-match retrospective suspension on Friday, in relation to a challenge on Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson.
Rangers urged the SFA to review the footage and reconsider, but the decision stands.
It’s the latest in a string of verdicts that have went against the club recently.
Alfredo Morelos was sent off during the same fixture. His appeal was also lost.
On that same night, both Jozo Simunovic and Scott Brown committed very poor challenges on Hibernian players, but somehow escaped any further punishment.
Alan Power than got away with a blatant red card offence on Ryan Jack, during Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie at Kilmarnock.
Surely, if McGregor was cited, Power would be too?
Each of these decisions have left Bears up in arms. There are claims of conspiracies from both the SFA and the media.
Even before the McGregor verdict, though, some had had enough.
At around 11am on Wednesday, a petition was drafted. It calls for the resignation of SFA compliance officer, Clare Whyte.
Petition for Compliance Officer Claire Whyte to resign.
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) February 13, 2019
At the time of writing, it had over 2300 signatures.
While it’s unlikely that any amount of fan pressure will result in an SFA resignation, it shows the level of discontent currently felt by Rangers fans.
Elsewhere on Twitter, more supporters expressed their despair at the latest decision.
Not surprised at this decision due to the lack of consistency
— Kevin sibley (@Sibs2012) February 13, 2019
Ridiculous. Clearly an agenda here.
— Cathcart Boy (@cathcartboy) February 13, 2019
Worse incidents in other games that night but the media outcry against Rangers caused this.
— Da Doo Ron (@ron_resa) February 13, 2019
— Dee Watkins (@DarrenWatkins3) February 13, 2019
You would almost think that the compliance officer used to work for Celtic.🙄
— David boyd (@IBoyd1966) February 13, 2019