Have Rangers just played a blinder against the SFA?


As Rangers fans know only too well, Allan McGregor was cited for violent conduct over the studs incident during the Aberdeen match.

Rangers, curiously, pushed the hearing back till today, rather than it being heard on Tuesday.

There doesn’t seem to have been an obvious reason, but thinking a little deeper between the lines and a possible motive arises.

Yesterday news broke that Killie’s Alan Power would not be receiving any additional sanctions for that reckless kick to the head of Ryan Jack. This came as no surprise – not because it didn’t warrant it, but because he wasn’t a Rangers player (more on this later).

And then suddenly a penny drops – did Rangers delay the McGregor hearing in order to await the outcome of Power’s potential disciplinary action?

And by holding off till today, McGregor, theoretically, should have a much stronger chance of being acquitted given Power’s similar or worse challenge went unpunished – in other words, there was a precedent and we can see the barometer.

The SFA have made a rod for their own back with recent decisions, and Rangers may have played a blinder.

Had McGregor been heard yesterday, there would have been no strict measurement of what ‘other teams get’ in terms of a recent comparison. With Power having been acquitted, McGregor’s defence is much stronger, and it would seem logical to us that if he is given a two-match ban, or worse, it is perfectly legitimate to point at appalling inconsistencies and double standards in the way Rangers are governed compared with everyone else.

It is worth pointing out Chief Compliance Officer Claire Whyte has not taken a single piece of action against any Celtic player since she got the job, and there have been accusations she’s biased in their direction.

Whether there’s accuracy in that we couldn’t of course be certain, but if McGregor gets slapped with a ban, and Power got away scott free the day before, it becomes evident there’s an agenda against Rangers no matter how much the powers that be argue the hearing is independent.

This could have been rather well played, Rangers.


  1. She works for Celtic in a round about way. She used to work for lawell directly and she has a season ticket at Parkhead. There can be no doubt she is biased towards them

  2. Shes a season ticket holder at parheed and must be removed from office asap


  3. To be fair Rangers have got away with some other actions on the pitch, particularly McGregor and Morelos. Would rather leave the obsessions with the other mhob.

  4. Personally? No, everything is wrong here.

    Since the season kicked off Greegsy has gotten away with plenty of STUPID antics, pretty amateurish too.
    Alfredo IS a target YES
    But he allows it with his style of play,and every one if US gave said so.

    Last and most importantly.

    Celtics being allowed to fill SCOTTISH football Association with PLANTS IS A BREACH OF THE LAW.

    • Brian, most would agree with your assessment of McGregor and Morelos if they are honest. That's not the point here. I have no objection to their punishment as they largely brought it on through there own stupidity. What I seriously object to is the "rules" not being applied evenly. Not only did Brown, Siminovic and Burke not get cited after the match against Hibs last week but Power, from Republic of Ireland ( see the pattern here), has got off scot free for a ridiculous challenge. Hibs were also affected by this nonsense as well as one of their players had his card upgraded to a red despite the referee seeing the incident and deeming it a yellow card offence.
      The other incident of note was Paul McGinn of St Mirren not getting his yellow card upgraded to red for a shocking elbow on a Dundee Utd player. McGinn of course is the grandson of former Ceptic chairman Jack McGinn so no surprise there.

  5. Can we not make a formal complaint to FIFA? Seb Blatter has been generous to us, in the past. We have a clear 'catalogue' of evidence. Incident after incident. Who is in charge of all the 'national' football associations? This deliberate and hateful bias, must be addressed at a higher level, than national.

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