Celtic fans aren’t impressed with Rangers manager Steven Gerrard after his latest comments calling for respect for Scottish referees.
Gerrard has been one of the biggest critics of match officials this season, aiming his ire at Willie Collum in particular after he sent off Daniel Candeias away to St Mirren.
The Ibrox boss dubbed the whistler ’embarrassing’, with Rangers calling into question Collum’s integrity in a later released statement.
Quite absurd then that the former Liverpool man would be in the media this week calling for referee respect, in the wake of criticism of John Beaton for his performance in the recent derby against Celtic.
That’s a rather short memory he has and he should either apologise for his comments earlier in the season or keep quiet when it comes to how fair it is or isn’t for Celtic to call the SFA into question.
Celtic supporters weren’t impressed with his comments and took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
I think irony has just died as #sevco boss Steven Gerrard calls for referee respect as slams #johnbeaton threats given this club just been fined a pittance over vile outrage against willie Collum over past few weeks
— @CelticBhoy1888 (@Celt_Bhoy1888) January 8, 2019
Lets just read that again….
"Steven Gerrard, calls for respect for referees" ????????????
Another case of those from the blue side, having complete memory loss.
What an ironic/dumb comment from Gerrard after his comments in August! https://t.co/L8cdXwfGcN
— The Pundit (@ThePundit_) January 8, 2019
Steven Gerrard calling for respect for referees is a bit like the Yorkshire Ripper demanding respect for women.
He clearly has forgotten he’s criticised them more than any other manager in Scottish football this season…even Craig Levein!
— The Huddle ???? (@letsdothehuddle) January 8, 2019
— Franny McKeown (@JohnFMckeown) January 8, 2019
Incredible that the SMSM are holding Gerrard up as a paragon of virtue in the Referee row, instead of pointing out to him you couldn't mark his neck with a blow torch.
— Mitchei (@FM2308) January 8, 2019
Gerrard calling for more referee respect is like Harold Shipman calling for greater patient protection from Serial Killing Doctors… ????
— ???? Gastro Celtic ???? (@Gastro_Celtic) January 8, 2019
Gerrard calling for respect for referees ???????????? the same guy who everytime his teams dropped points this season has came oot and slated the referees ???? what a wanker man
— Rhino McMurray (@rhinomc67) January 8, 2019
@CelticFC what a hypocrite Steven Gerrard is, reading some Of the rags called news media he wants referees to be respected now, the man's a joke
— Patmcnicol (@Patmcnicol1) January 8, 2019