Mark Warburton today hit back at Falkirk manager Peter Houston’s post-match rant at Ibrox where the Bairns’ boss accused the officials of pandering to Rangers and awarding a foul where he believes none existed.
Following Houston’s claims, Warburton pointed out some equally poor decisions against Rangers. He said:
“I think from our point of view you look at, as Rangers manager, I look at the Tavernier incident and say that’s a penalty in the first half. There were one or two bad challenges all over the park. I think Peter is obviously upset to concede the late goal, the free kick but it’s 50/50 and the call went our way.”
A quite reasonable reply which did not even touch on Rangers being reduced to 10 men when referee John McKendrick took an age to gesture defender Rob Kiernan back on after his torn shirt had required to be replaced. Down to 10 men, the home side could easily have conceded.
Fact is Houston’s rant was ridiculous, and politely, Warburton has stated just how poor it was.