Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has told Celtic, Neil Lennon and any other teams in the league that they “can get the violin out” if they want and it’s caused some uproar amongst rival fans.
The Ibrox boss was speaking as the tragic debate rages on about Ryan Christie’s deserved retrospective suspension for grabbing Alfredo Morelos by the genitals.
Rangers fans might’ve had a chuckle about the Celtic statement in the aftermath of the decision [Celtic] and now Steven Gerrard has riled rivals with comments he made about Christie-gate.
“I think the Ryan Christie situation is for Neil Lennon to talk about and for Celtic to deal with,” said Steven Gerrard [Sky Sports].
“In terms of the consistency across the board with the referees and getting cited, I think all the managers are going to ask for consistency. Especially when they’re on the wrong side of it.
“Prior to that, we’ve had decisions that haven’t gone our way. A cup final went against us because of a decision, we never got a penalty up at Aberdeen.
“You can cry wolf and get the violin out if you want but the reality is, you have to get on with it.”
Que hilarious outrage aimed at the Rangers boss from rival supporters on Twitter:
He should take some of his own advice then.
— Teresa (@Teresab1977) January 8, 2020
Shut it greetin face Steven Gerrard: Rangers boss says no point getting 'violin out' about referees – BBC Sport https://t.co/rv7O85AzUo
— Prague 67 (@Prague67) January 8, 2020
It’s all he does
— Jeff Crawford (@JeffersWO1) January 8, 2020
Pot kettle black
— 🍀🍀Tony the IsraeliTim🇮🇱 (@ShalomBhoy) January 8, 2020
Clear trolling. It has to be as this is all he’s done since he got here.
— ceern (@NotoriousBAG_) January 8, 2020
SG constantly moaning about referees when they dont get the memo and give rangers everything
— Yer auld Da' (@steve2theizzO) January 8, 2020
They’re some of the cleaner ones. The thing is – Steven Gerrard is talking from experience.
Prior to making the comments, he discusses not being awarded the penalty at Aberdeen.
He’s previously made public comments about poor decisions and it’s added more pressure and done very little good.
All he’s saying is that moaning, crying and getting upset about it isn’t going to change anything, even if it does help Celtic soothe the gaping wounds of last weekend.
And he’s absolutely correct.