Rangers were denied a clear goal at Rugby Park this afternoon, leaving many supporters fuming with the officials again.
Facing off against Kilmarnock in the Scottish League Cup, Steven Gerrard’s side should have found themselves ahead in the match far earlier than they did, after the ball clearly crossed the goal-line.
Fortunately Alfredo Morelos has risen to the occasion and put the Gers ahead 2-0 at half-time, but it’s been another shocking 45 minutes of officiating in Scottish football.
Killie have had their chances and the failure to see that we had scored a perfectly legitimate goal could have been costly.
Having also seen a penalty not given and a lack of protection for players on the receiving end of stiff challenges, many fans are fuming again with the SFA’s match officials.
It’s been a dreadful summer for their reputation and we can only hope this isn’t a trend that continues all season.
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the first half incidents…
So twenty odd minutes in we have – 1. ball over the line – no goal. 2. clear penalty – not given and 3. agricultural challenges and 1 booking eventually. Who is that mason in the black??! Aye right!
— Ronnie Johnston (@rj1872) August 19, 2018
Linesman in a perfect position to see the ball go over the line – no goal.
Player injured due to artificial pitch.
All within the first 20 minutes.
Welcome to Scottish Football ????
— David Risager (@David_Risager) August 19, 2018
— e-chef (@e_chef_music) August 19, 2018
Yet more great officiating by SFA officials. Only the 2ft over the line ????????
— ????????Blueger???????? (@blueger51) August 19, 2018
Over the line, should be a goal. Should have had a penalty. Ankle snapped all in 18 minutes. Only Rangers.
— Matthew Walker (@Walker_Matthew8) August 19, 2018
A yard over the line ???????? no even sly how much they hate us now
— stuart duncanson (@discorfc93) August 19, 2018
Why can't the official next to the managers have a monitor to see the ball over the line like everyone watching TV?
The excuse I always hear is cost, but a tablet/laptop only costs a few hundred pound & all the cameras are already in place so that reason doesn't stand up. pic.twitter.com/iiTVCcEYZM
— EmployeeBenefitTrustee????54???? (@RangersW4TP) August 19, 2018
Ball over the line. Clear penalty not given. S H O C K.
— Calum Logan (@CalumLogan94) August 19, 2018
What needs to be done to improve officiating in Scottish football? Share your thoughts in the comments below…