Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has labelled the SFA ‘crazy’ for forcing Rangers into a 12:15PM kick off this Sunday off the back of a European night, thereby discovering for himself the true ‘Sporting Integrity’ of the amateur authorities that govern the game in this country.
Rangers had an epic 90 last night, but barely 48 hours later are in Perth for a noon kick off and the manager called a spade a spade when he illustrated how absurd this is:
“We have to get the players recovered as quick as we can because unfortunately the SFA don’t help us in situations like these, they give you the 12:15 kick off which is, crazy. But we have to live with that deal and get on with it.”
He’s of course absolutely dead right, this is absurd but them’s the rules in Scotland. Even in England they manage to give both Man Utd and Wolves a couple of extra hours for recovery following their Thursday exertions, but Rangers must get on with it at more or less the earliest legal time possible.
Scottish football really is a bit of a joke.