Steven Gerrard has been wading into a bit of a political battleground-come-power struggle in recent weeks between some suspect refereeing and the mind games of fellow managers.
Gerrard had complained about comments Steve Clarke made about Jermain Defoe and diving.
And the Rangers’ boss’ latest soundbite on Killie’s Alan Power prove that using the press to make a point is unlikely to stop anytime soon either.
Gerrard was coy on the poor decision not to send Power off, but suggested he’ll be watching the SFA’s next move very closely.
“I’ll be interested to see if there’s a citing,” said Gerrard, as quoted by BBC Sport.
“I don’t know who points the citings out, but I’ll be interested to see what happens. I just hope that moving forward we can find some consistency.”
@ScottishFA Compliance Officer now needs to do her job if ok to upgrade a yellow for Hibs v her beloved Celtic. Alan Power & Kirk Broadfoot of Kilmarnock need upgraded for kick and stopping a clear goal. pic.twitter.com/mpE5FhVGau
— Okee Blue Bear (@OkeeRangersFan) February 10, 2019
It’s subtle from Gerrard. The Gers Manager isn’t outright demanding there is retrospective punishment.
But he is suggesting that Alan Power should be treated the same as his own players.
Rangers on the receiving end of retrospective action
Alfredo Morelos was given an eventual three match ban for his role in the ridiculous McKenna stramash in Aberdeen. It’s a decision which fans certainly didn’t take well.
Alan McGregor was also offered a two-match ban for a late challenge on Aberdeen youngster Lewis Ferguson.
The Gers goalie is due to have a hearing tomorrow to determine if that ban will be upheld. That’s if Rangers don’t accept it before then. Needless to say, Rangers fans are also outraged about this too.
Whilst these decisions have been met with condemnation, the message is simple – we don’t want special treatment, we want equal treatment and consistency.
As Gerrard says, it’ll be interesting to see if we get that in the case of Alan Power. It was as blatant a red card as you’re likely to see.
The pressure is now well and truly on the SFA to respond. As Gerrard says, it’ll be very interesting to see their next move.