It’s been a decent season so far for us, but Steven Gerrard has already discovered how cruel Scottish football can be. Having already suffered a few defeats and draws, the ‘Gers have a long way to go to be able to comfortably ensure a title challenge in the Scottish top flight.
Gerrard has also learnt first hand what the referring is like in Scotland, and that was particularly the case against St.Mirren over the weekend.
Daniel Candeias was sent off after being handed a yellow card for an incident involving Anton Ferdinand, and it’s fair to say that the decision was controversial.
That’s evidenced by Rangers’ decision to appeal the decision, an appeal that has this week been turned down.
It means that the attacker will miss Rangers’ upcoming game with Motherwell, which is, of course, a significant blow.
Unsurprisingly, this has left many Rangers fans feeling very frustrated indeed. In response to the news, plenty of Rangers supporters have taken to Twitter to voice their anger.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
How this can ever be a second yellow card is shocking!
— Chunq (@Chxnq95) November 8, 2018
We knew this would fail, it would require an overhaul of how they view suspensions and punishments for yellows. The aim for this was more to get wee Gollum demoted because he's horrible at his job. In the meanwhile no Kent or Candeias for Motherwell. https://t.co/o1GfEjtCBM
— Foreign Rangers Fan (@KylEnsign) November 8, 2018
Ridiculous decision the sfa are a joke
— theoneandonlygailb (@strypeyblue) November 8, 2018
disgraceful decision & why Collum is a shocking ref.This was never a Red for daniel but should have been a red for Ferdinand for his behaviour towards Candeias at the end.
— rangersblue4 (@rangersblue123) November 8, 2018
@ScottishFA such a shocking decision to up hold a shocking red card to Candeias. Corrupt to the core!!
— JC (@Carr227) November 8, 2018
The only mistake here is that Collum is a 'referee'
— J (@JDMRFC) November 8, 2018
Rangers lose appeal against 2nd yellow for Candeias. Disgrace
— Mev (@kennylanglea) November 8, 2018
Hahaha, the ludicrous Candeias red card decision has been upheld. Par for the farcical course.
— Fraser Campbell (@FraserC69) November 8, 2018
The fact that Daniel Candeias’ red has been upheld just because you can’t appeal 2 yellows is a joke. Any person in the fucking land can see he’s done nothing wrong yet will miss a league match now for it. System is a joke, referees should have to explain decisions publicly IMO
— L3IGH4M (@LeighamMacleod) November 8, 2018