Kilmarnock manager, Steve Clarke, has surprisingly come out in support of Rangers, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

The Gers are furious after Jon Flanagan was cited by the SFA for an elbow on Scott Brown [STV], but Jozo Simunovic escaped punishment for a similar offence against Jermain Defoe.

Brown holds his face in the penalty area after the incident with Flanagan. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The club issued a fiery statement in response, via a spokesperson, calling for changes to the process [Scottish Herald].

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Clarke is an agreement. He says more clarity would benefit all SPL clubs.

“I find it confusing and I’m definitely not alone in that one,” said Clarke, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“I see Rangers are asking the question why Flanagan has been cited and Simunovic hasn’t been. There are discrepancies. All you want is a straightforward system which everyone understands.



“They want to say, ‘This is the system, this is what’s going to happen and this is how it’s going to be resolved’. If you can get clarity and simplicity into any process, it’s better for everybody.”

Clarke’s Killie take on Rangers in the final game of the season, on Sunday. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)


We’ve seen already this season, that Clarke loves a moan. Even about incidents that don’t affect his team.

However, there’s no doubt he’s getting this spot on.

Right now, there is little consistency and less transparency. Decisions are made and there are dribs and drabs of information, but no one can conclusively say how and why particular decisions on bans were reached.

It has become a weekly farce and the only way for that to change is a dramatic overall of the current system.

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