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Rangers star launches on-pitch tirade over red card challenge v Aberdeen

As Rangers dumped Aberdeen at Pittodrie many believe the Dons were lucky to finish with only 10 men as Curtis Main dodged a red card for an awful tackle on Borna Barisic.

The Aberdeen striker flew into the Croatian full-back with a studs up tackle which probably would’ve seen him walk had whistler John Beaton not just sent off Ryan Hedges earlier in the half.

Aberdeen striker Curtis Main only saw yellow for the horror tackle on Rangers star Borna Barisic but the challenge was worthy of a red card. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Whilst the decision wouldn’t affect the outcome of the game – Rangers went on to win 2-1 – many Rangers fans railed against the challenge at the time, and they’re not the only ones.

Gers keeper Allan McGregor is never one to keep quiet over these sorts of things and on the SPFL’s official highlights of the match – which are uploaded without commentary – you can hear the keeper railing against the tackle.

It’s a thing of beauty and you can hear it below from around 4:05 when Main makes the lunging tackle on Borna – be warned, there is a bit of bad language in the clip.

When Beaton pulls out only a yellow card, McGregor lets loose.

“Oh my ****in God, that’s ridiculous by the way,” yells McGregor [SPFL].

“That’s incredible by the way, ****in incredible.

“Is that not endangering the safety of an opponent? How many boxes do you need ticked, John?

“That’s unbelievable, a ****in joke, three games I got for winning the ****in ball.”

McGregor is never shy to let people know what he thinks and having the keeper at your back must be a major boost to the Gers team, and not just because he’s a quality goalkeeper.

The veteran stopper, 38, would also be forced into in the match as he saved smartly from a quick free kick that found Johnny Hayes at the edge of the Rangers box.

Rangers stopper Allan McGregor was quick to jump to the defence of Ibrox teammate Borna Barisic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McGregor’s only major disappointment from the game would’ve been losing the clean sheet due to some slack defending and a loss of concentration.

The result means Rangers are now 21 points clear in the Scottish Premiership after Celtic slipped up v Hibs and the Ibrox supporters are already in party mood.

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