The notion that VAR is applied differently depending on the club who are on the end of the decision continues to grow today.
The Ibrox club were awarded a penalty kick this afternoon – no surprise there, right? – in conditions Radio Scotland described as “harsh” and which, when you see it, that word seems not to do full justice to.
The away club, by the way, has also had a man sent off, a decision which infuriated Callum Davidson.
That decision is, if possible, even worse.
This is why we get marginal decisions in games where we’re not in any trouble.
So that business as usual can continue elsewhere.
Both of these decisions are shockers and both have fallen for the Ibrox club. There was another flashpoint in the game when VAR officials recommended that Collum look at a tackle from Ryan Jack. No prizes for guessing his decision.
The penalty is the type that they get frequently and which we never do. Certainly, those decisions are never, ever given against their club.
When you see some of the decisions we haven’t got, and which teams against the Ibrox club have survived, the penalty kick decision is appalling. And the red card is just as bad.
It is worth reminding folks that no penalty decision has been given against the Ibrox club for more than a full league campaign. I think it’s now game 40. It’s only a few more games before they beat their own record which was 44, and you actually see no end of this.
You could not make this up, but this is Scottish football and you don’t have to.
Willie Collum, who was getting hammered after giving a single decision in our favour has given three absolute shockers on behalf of Ibrox in one half of football.
Should we set our clocks to the media campaign arrayed against him?
As I said last week when he was getting it in the neck, I don’t like this guy, I don’t rate this guy and I wouldn’t have him near one of our matches. He’s either a cheat or he is shockingly, unforgivably incompetent but I am betting that the “outcry” which follows today will be of a somewhat lower volume.