SFA scandal violates own rules as Gerrard gets charged

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on September 20, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Be wary on this one Stevie.... (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ok we’ve not covered this one yet and trust me, this wasn’t down to choice, but we can cover it now, and that’s the farce of Steven Gerrard’s SFA charge.

“I don’t want to make headlines and say a kid should have got this or that, don’t want to be that type of manager. But I’d be very interested to see what the decision would’ve been from the officials had the shoe been on the other foot and Alfredo had made that tackle.”

This is the offending comment, and information is the charge itself was explicitly brought up by none other than Compliance Officer Clare Whyte herself.

Now, we know her allegiances, with being an alleged (former) ST holder at Parkhead, so it’s just a given someone with green sympathies would find a charge in there.

But is it valid?

We’re going to do what the referees in Europe do and play this one neutral and by the book.

The charge pertains to allegations this comment violates bias laws, suggesting Gerrard is implying the referee is biased.

Is he?

Reading between the lines, 100% yes. There is absolutely no question that Gerrard believes the decision would have been a total and instant red for Morelos had he been the offender. And he’s right, because it would have been.

But the law does NOT read between the lines – the purpose of rules is that semantically speaking they’re to be taken literally, not metaphorically. Because metaphorically various interpretations can be made, which renders them pointless.

And on the direct accusation he’s accused of, bias, it’s a nonsense charge because he does not accuse, directly, the referee of anything.

All Steven Gerrard does is directly ask a rhetorical question, of wondering what the outcome would have been with a different player.

Semantically, and literally, there is absolutely nothing wrong with asking that question, with mulling that notion out loud.

If Gerrard had said ‘Clancy would clearly have given Morelos a red card’ then yes, that’s an accusation of bias. But he didn’t.

He only pondered an alternative outcome.

And going by the rules, there’s no offence here, no crime committed.

It’s a silly charge devised by people with a lack of understanding of their own laws, but hey, no change there.

8 COMMENTS

  1. “Stupid corrupt cow”,who?,ile tell you later,but that could be anybody,correct!,
    Fannies
    No Surrender🇬🇧

  2. Let’s be totally honest and call this for what it’s. Rangers hatred . That green loving person does not like us and dances to a totally bias and singular tune and master. What SH said was a comment not slander , not bias not aggression . Disgraceful again …onwards 55. Fuck em all.

  3. It is so much like the Souness era where he was hounded and hunted down by the SFA and his experience tactical awareness and management skills were lost to the Scottish game. We are in danger of losing the skills of Steven Gerrard in a similar way. Time for Doncaster and the rest of the SPFL /SFA mob to remove themselves from duties and let Scotland progress. 🙏🤞🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🌈

  4. I am not shocked at this crazy decision onwards and upwards it just goes to show what i and my Fellow blues Fans already know they are out to get us at each turn of events NO SURRENDER WATP RTID 🔴⚪🔵🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧.

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