Rangers: Fans will be fuming as image shows questionable Old Firm offside decision

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A number of Rangers fans may well be pretty angry with the officiating during their last game after a late decision didn’t go their way. 

This weekend, the Gers managed to claim a point in the Old Firm derby. Indeed, the hosts had led at half-time thanks to Jota’s close-range finish, but a second-half strike from Fashion Sakala saw the game end all square.

However, after the 90th minute, an incident went against Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men that could have changed things. Indeed, right at the death, it looked as though Rangers might have a chance to steal all three points, but for the offside flag to go up and put an end to the opportunity.

Now though, an image – shared on Twitter – shows two attacking players are clearly being played onside, despite the flag then going up to put an end to the huge opportunity.

TIF Thoughts on Rangers and the result…

Interestingly enough, despite this incident, The Scotsman were pretty keen on praising referee John Beaton for the way he handled what is often a fiery affair.

The article said: “Daring to arrive at the conclusion that an official in the middle has performed competently appears to have become the unsayable in Scottish football. John Beaton, though, can be content with his handling proceedings at Celtic Park yesterday as he kept a firm grip without being overly picky.”

Was it the right call to say this was offside?





Perhaps this incident passed them by. Though, of course, this decision would perhaps have come under the remit of the linesman rather than Beaton.

In the end, after having to settle for a draw, Van Bronckhorst’s side will remain six points off Celtic in the league table and will have to concede that the title may be going the way of their bitter rivals this time around.

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