There was always going to be some fallout from Rangers’ fantastic victory ahead of the winter break over self-entitled Celtic, and whilst we all have our own thoughts about striker Alfredo Morelos and the way he petulantly sees the red-mist at points during games, Celtic certainly didn’t disappoint in the days to follow as they sought to change the narrative over a pathetically poor performance.
With Rangers enjoying a warm weather training camp out in Tenerife at the moment, manager Steven Gerrard has said he’s ‘not interested’ in their statement following the game that called out the matchday referee for some of the decisions he made.
Questioning SPL referees has become a thing, this season in particular, and Rangers have often been on the end of decisions that have subsequently been overturned but that doesn’t stop some from getting on their soapbox and playing victim.
Speaking to Sky Sports this week, Gerrard wasn’t going to be overly drawn on their claims, but he did seek to provide a bit of balance when it came to ‘treatment’ and decisions.
“I am not really that interested. It is not something that we can really control – that’s Celtic’s business. What I will say is that a lot of things get missed and unnoticed on Alfredo Morelos – he gets kicked from pillar to post, he is a marked man. There were things that were missed in the Old Firm from our behalf. Especially on Daniel Candeias – he was lucky not to come away with a serious injury. We have moved on from the Old Firm, and we are happy with the result. We have nothing more to say on that match. Our focus is on Kilmarnock.”