By Amir Mir
Tam McManus has questioned why Neil McCann didn’t criticise Andy Halliday for his “ferocious” tackle during Rangers’ 2-0 defeat against Celtic on Sunday afternoon.
Former Hibernian striker McManus believes McCann should have expressed his views on Halliday’s tackle on Patrick Roberts early on in the game.
The experienced midfielder lifted the Celtic player straight off his feet as the referee could have shown a straight red for the late challenge.
McManus aimed the comments at McCann because he criticised Scott Brown for a not too dissimilar tackle against Ross County last Sunday, which saw him receive a straight red.
Here was McManus’ message to the recently-appointed Dundee manager McCann, who works as a pundit for Sky Sports.
Let's see if Neil McCann at HT says that's a 'definite red card' Halliday came in at a 'ferocious' pace like he said with Brown last week ????????
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) April 23, 2017
Many Celtic fans would agree with McManus for hitting out at McCann, but they won’t be surprised at the TV pundits lack of criticism of Halliday because of his allegiances to Rangers.
However, the Parkhead faithful will be pleased as their team are on course to win a domestic treble following their triumph in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Before Celtic aim to secure their third trophy of the season, they will have to face their Old Firm rivals once again next Saturday.
The two Glasgow giants will meet in a Scottish Premiership showdown at Ibrox, with the away team looking for their fifth win of the campaign against Rangers.
It also gives Pedro Caixinha’s side the chance to end the Hoops unbeaten run in Scotland under the highly-rated Brendan Rodgers.
In other Rangers news, fans rage at Jim White after he shares this image following the defeat against Celtic.