CHRIS SUTTON is at a loss after seeing Stevie Clarke get pulled up for a calm, measured approach to talking about officials but seeing nothing happening to Steven Gerrard for his comments on officials since coming in as Ibrox boss.
Clarke had a go at officials after Gary Dicker’s red card was upheld by the panel and admitted he wasn’t surprised by it at all.
In the same league, Steven Gerrard has now inferred a bias against Rangers dating back years and also outright blamed the official for his loss to Celtic before the international break, yet nothing has been done about it.
The former Celtic striker believes the beaks at the SFA only apply the rules when it suits them and went one further and questioned if they even knew their own rules.
Writing in his Daily Record column, Sutton wants to know why Gerrard didn’t get clobbered by the SFA:
“Clarke gets hammered under rule 72 for comments that ‘indicate bias or incompetence of a match official’ and he was also hit for bringing the ga to disrepute.
“But I’d like to know how he can get clobbered for his calm and reasoned response – yet there wasn’t a peep from the beaks about Steven Gerrard after he practically inferred there was a long-standing refereeing conspiracy against Rangers.”
It’s an absolute spot on point by the BT Sports pundit. How can the SFA charge Clarke and not Gerrard for his Celtic outburst?
It’s time they start being consistent across the board.