Steve Clarke has made a dig at Rangers over the ticket allocation controversy, as quoted by the Daily Record.

Earlier in the week, Kilmarnock announced they were greatly reducing the number of tickets available to Bears for the final game of the SPL season.

Jordan Jones could face his future employers in his final game for Killie. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Usually, the Gers fill the Chadwick and Moffat Stand with travelling supporters.

However, the Moffat Stand will now be off limits and instead, reserved for the Killie fans.

It’s billed as a move that helps ‘celebrate all things Killie’, but unsurprisingly, it didn’t go down well with Bears.

Some ex-players and pundits also waded in, with former SFA chief Gordon Smith claiming Rangers would be within their rights to refuse allocations in the future [Football Scotland].

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Smith (left) initially said the Gers might not travel to Rugby Park altogether, but later corrected himself. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

When asked to comment on the issue, Clarke made a dismissive dig.

“It’s a club decision,” said the Killie boss, as quoted by the Daily Record.

 

“It’s for our fans. I’m not surprised by the nonsense that followed, that’s Scotland for you.”

Analysis

This isn’t the first time Clarke has felt compelled to criticise or speak out against Rangers this season.

Most notably, he attempted to get Jermain Defoe banned for an alleged dive back in February [The Scottish Sun]. The incident came in a fixture against St Mirren and had nothing to do with Kilmarnock, hence provoking a war of words between himself and Steven Gerrard.

It seems the two managers are now on better terms, but Clarke is back complaining once more.

Relations were frosty earlier in the season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If Killie want to disparage those connected with Rangers, that’s their prerogative.

There’s every chance it will come back to bite them in the future though, both financially and on the pitch.

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