Rangers got a couple of contentious decisions.

The Crimson King

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Have a look at the BBC live commentary. There is literally no mention of the most blatant hand-ball you will ever see, and numerous insinuations that the ball 'might have been' over the line despite the fact that it was never, at any point, over the line. Grim stuff.
 

bilkobear

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The only potential game-changing controversial moment was us not getting a clear penalty.
Had that been given and we had scored to make it 3-0, we would most likely have gone on to record a cricket score.
It denied us a real goal feast, instead, we just got a goal feast
 

Buster

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Two contentious decisions one went against us referee clear view of penalty 10 yards away and linesmen also had a clear view from an angle if that's not a penalty the rules must have changed again from start of season as no such thing in this years UEFA rule book as accidental hand ball in box and to make it worse wasn't even accidental .
Looks like one went for us Defoe looked offside .
No contention for the ball going over line reverse goal line camera shows the full ball never went over the line good decision by linesman no argument
 

PunkScott

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I remember him getting booed all the way back in 2003 when playing for Dundee United. He's done nothing since to make it feel like we were being harsh.
 

UlsterScotGer

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This is why Scottish Football will always be terrible. If I’m a St Johnstone fan, I’m asking why half a dozen players ran to the linesman while the ball was still in play, instead of defending properly? But no, big bad Rangers wins the day, despite the ball not being over the line, and us not getting a stonewall penalty before it.
 

Fitba Juice

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Make no mistake, the pressure is being piled on the officials already. The fact they are being so vocal about a decision which had absolutely no bearing on the outcome of the game means it flies in under the radar.
In a game where the only dodgy decision was a blatant handball in the box completely ignored, we are talking about a St Johnstone "goal" which was [correctly] not given and a marginally offside goal missed by a linesman which you see given week in, week out.

I demand answers as to why the penalty wasn't given.
 
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ald

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It was 1-1 on poor decisions.
It was except one of them was blatant (the penalty) and the other (the offside) was very tight (but offside nonetheless) in injury time. Yet some seem to be able to spin this as us being on the lucky end of decisions. Weird. The “goal” shouldn’t be up for debate because it clearly wasn’t over the line.
 

CaptainObjective

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It was except one of them was blatant (the penalty) and the other (the offside) was very tight (but offside nonetheless) in injury time. Yet some seem to be able to spin this as us being on the lucky end of decisions. Weird. The “goal” shouldn’t be up for debate because it clearly wasn’t over the line.
Agreed. The decision which could have effected the result more than any was the stonewall handball.
 

nasalsinatra

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The TV still picture shows grass between the ball and the goal line but those who wish to claim 'it was over the line' deliberately forget that this is illusive because the ball is about 9 inches off the ground so from any angle other than from the corner flag / byeline any such claim is just ridiculous.
 
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