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Rangers: Footage appears to show shocking decision go against Gers

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Footage has emerged that shows Rangers and Scott Arfield potentially had a goal wrongly ruled out yesterday vs Hearts.

In what was a relatively simple afternoon for Rangers and Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, the Gers were caught up in some form of controversy after replays showed Rabbi Matondo did very little wrong prior to one of their goals getting chalked off.

It was Arfield who thought he’d managed to score just his third league goal of the season, only for Craig Gordon to be awarded a free kick after the keeper seemingly missed the ball and jumped into Matondo which left his goal unattended.

Many Rangers fans may well see this as a decision that went against them and in hindsight, was a glaringly obvious call for the referee to make, especially with this latest footage to have emerged.

Should Arfield's goal have stood?

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Yes!

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TIF Thoughts on this Rangers decision…

While this decision didn’t end up impacting the Gers that much as they ran out very comfortable winners at Tynecastle against a high-flying Hearts side, that doesn’t change the fact it was a seemingly poor call.

This latest poor decision may well only excite and make fans even more eager to see VAR introduced into the SPFL, something that will be happening after the World Cup and will likely cut out calls such as this one.

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With this decision, in particular, Matondo did nothing to impact the ball and was simply stood in the middle of the box and it was indeed Gordon that made the mistake my mistiming his jump and punch for the ball and was subsequently, very lucky to get away with not shipping another goal.

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