Some Rangers fans convinced they should've had a penalty in Celtic clash
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Some Rangers fans convinced they should've had a penalty in Celtic clash

As the dust settles on Rangers’ 1-0 win over Celtic, some Gers fans believe the Ibrox club were denied a clear penalty in the first half of the match.

Referee Bobby Madden has come under substantial pressure from the green side of Glasgow for sending off Nir Bitton and apparently holding Alfredo Morelos back from being sent off.

Some Rangeers fans believe the club should’ve had a penalty for this clash between Kemar Roofe and Celtic star Leigh Griffiths. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But did the whistler shy away from awarding the Gers a stonewall penalty in the first half as Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths shoved Rangers forward Kemar Roofe?

Midway through the first half Griffiths appears to back into Roofe as he waits for the ball to drop in the Celtic box with Roofe tumbling as a result.

The incident takes on greater significance when you consider that Roofe would eventually be subbed off at half-time due to an injury.

The on-form Ibrox striker was replaced by attacking midfielder Ianis Hagi – who did have a positive impact on the game – in a move which was at first considered tactical.

After the match Steven Gerrard would reveal that the midfield had a “niggle” in his quad [RangersTV] so wasn’t risked in the second period.

Despite many of our rivals bemoaning Madden’s performance, there are plenty of Gers fans who believe that the refereed gaffed by not awarding this penalty:

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Bobby Madden himself has indirectly responded to Celtic fans on Instagram as the whistler celebrates getting “in the thick of the action”.