Controversial referee appointed for Rangers vs Hibs semi-final as manager uncertainty continues
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Rangers vs Hibernian: Controversial referee appointed for semi-final

It may still be unclear who will be in charge of Rangers when they take on Hibernian in Sunday’s Premier Sports Cup semi-final, but the referee has been confirmed for the game.

Kevin Clancy will be the man in the middle at Hampden as the Gers attempt to move one step closer to their first major domestic cup since 2011.

Kevin Clancy (centre) has been confirmed as the referee for Sunday’s Premier Sports Cup semi-final between Rangers and Hibernian. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Clancy is an experienced whistler who has been on the international list of FIFA refs for close to a decade, but he has made controversial decisions in the past during Rangers matches.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

He failed to send off Dundee United’s Ryan Edwards for a bad challenge on Alfredo Morelos in September last year, while former Rangers first-team coach Michael Beale accused Clancy of cheating during an Old Firm two seasons ago [Scottish Sun].

Clancy shows a red card to Michael Beale at Celtic Park in December 2019. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Clancy has refereed Rangers 33 times so far in his career, with the Gers winning 19 of those matches, drawing seven and losing seven [Transfermarkt].

He’s sent off three Gers stars in the past and three opposition players, while he’s awarded the Light Blues two penalties and has given four to their opponents.

The assistant referees at Hampden will be David Roome and Daniel McFarlane, while Alan Muir will be on Fourth Official duty.

In other news, the editor of Follow Follow has pointed out several errors in a Daily Record ‘exclusive’ on Rangers’ manager hunt.


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