Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been sent off early on against Aberdeen at Pittodrie today, leaving fans absolutely fuming with the decision from referee Kevin Clancy.
Just 12 minutes into the game the Colombian was judged to have kicked out on defender Scott McKenna, with Clancy and/or his assistant left in no doubt he deserved an early bath.
It was clearly a harsh decision, meriting a yellow card if anything. It was a petulant, nothing incident that now threatens to ruin the entire match because of the officials’ rush to dish out a straight red card.
Supporters have been left furious by it all, believing that the referee has given their team a huge mountain to climb.
Just under 80 minutes is a long time to play with a man down and if Steven Gerrard’s side now get something out of the match it’d be a great achievement.
At time of writing, the match is poised at 0-0.
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the controversial incident…
Kevin Clancy was practising that red card in front of the mirror all yesterday afternoon.
— David Flannagan (@dpflannagan) August 5, 2018
That's what happens with Kevin Clancy. An absolute gimp of a referee
— Danny Chalmers (@chalmers_danny) August 5, 2018
That’s a shambles of a decision. Kevin Clancy’s a fud.
— Evan (@EvanMcFarlane) August 5, 2018
Refs are at it again. Called a red card for us before kick off as it’s Clancy as the ref.
Probably get rescinded if we drop points, to a yellow. You know what it’s like now ????
— Precision (@oPR3CiSiONx) August 5, 2018
Well at least Steven Gerrard is getting an early taste of what he’s up against. That’s an absolutely disgraceful piece of refereeing from Clancy who has a long list of previous. Club need to start calling this for what it is.
— Chris Graham (@ChrisGraham76) August 5, 2018
Never in a million years is that a red card. Ridiculous stuff from Clancy.
— Ryan Gilbert (@RyanGilbert79) August 5, 2018
That’s embarrassing from Clancy no way is that a red
— lewi (@Lewismcilroy17) August 5, 2018
You can see clancy’s eyes light up when he gets to penalise a Rangers player
— James (@RFCJames__) August 5, 2018
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