'Shocking' - Rangers fans react to referee announcement for clash v Celtic
The Scottish FA have announced the referee for next weekend’s Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Celtic at Hampden – and Rangers fans aren’t happy with the appointment of Bobby Madden for the huge fixture.
Madden refereed the December Old Firm at Celtic Park and, as announced on the SFA website, has been chosen to take charge of the Hampden clash between the pair but his performances in other games involving the Light Blues has left Gers fans far from happy.
With the game being the Ibrox side’s final chance at claiming any silverware this season, the Light Blues’ fans are desperate for a win although they now think their task has been made harder by Madden’s appointment – with one saying the Gers would be facing 12 men at Hampden next Sunday.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
I see that Brother Madden has been appointed Ref for our semi final……. pic.twitter.com/pUyAWvDCxP
— Mr M (@MBS1872) April 5, 2018
Brillaint. Looks like we are playing against Celtic plus the ref.
— Gregco (@Gregco5088) April 5, 2018
Celtic have £40 million pound strikers surely it doesn’t matter who the ref is
— KennyGrfc (@kennygrfc) April 5, 2018
Brother Madden needs to start earning his establishment coin now.
— Chris ✡ (@BCSJ7RFC) April 5, 2018
— Alan Carmichael (@AlanC_44) April 5, 2018
Rangers v 12 men then…
— Ryan (@Ryro1872) April 5, 2018
The same Bobby Madden that was bus convener on an EK CSC?
— Greg Bruce (@GregBrucex) April 5, 2018
The Gers face Dundee this weekend in their final game before the trip to Hampden as they look to get back to winning ways after failing to pick up a victory in any of their last three games.
Graeme Murty’s side lost back-to-back home games with Celtic and Kilmarnock before last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Motherwell at Fir Park.
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Rangers’ last win over Celtic in any competition came at the same stage of the Scottish Cup in 2016 as Mark Warburton’s side triumphed on penalties at Hampden.
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