Ex-Rangers star reveals referee apologised for “completely mistaken” selection

Ex-Rangers star reveals referee apologised for "totally wrong" decision

SFA whistler Bobby Madden apologised to Rangers star Andy Halliday for sending him off towards Hibs in a 4-2 victory at Ibrox back in 2016.

Ex-Ibrox star Halliday was offered his marching orders for an alleged headbutt by Madden right after Fyvie went down keeping his experience following an on-pitch clash with Halliday.

Finally reversed on appeal, Fyvie was also provided a two-match ban for simulation [BBC Scotland].

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Speaking on Open Goal’s well known Maintaining the Ball on the Ground display, Madden described why he gave the decision.

“I’m instantly behind it and I see a movement,” explains referee Madden.

“Then you see Fyvie falling down, keeping his deal with, and I consider he’s carried out him. You feel you see this movement to headbutt, and I do not even assume about it, pink, off.


“I considered I fairly substantially received that correct but then you go in and you see your cellular phone and it is purple incredibly hot, and you feel ‘aw, naw’.


“It’s one of my disappointing selections due to the fact it is absolutely completely wrong, there is no call. That’s a little something VAR would apparent up.”

Halliday then gave Madden his dues by revealing the referee apologised to him in the Ibrox tunnel the future time he took charge of a Rangers activity in Govan.

“See to be good nevertheless we constantly talk about as gamers with referees, we just want to be capable to discuss to a ref,” stated Halliday.

“You had the audacity to appear again to Ibrox about a few or four months later on but I try to remember you apologised for the selection in the tunnel.

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“Luckily that obtained rescinded, but I bought despatched off a week later on for celebrating in the center of the park so I really don’t know what they talk about in their spare time!”

Andy Halliday expended 5 a long time at Rangers, creating 152 appearances and scoring 18 goals for the club. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Photos)

Born and bred bluenose Andy Halliday left his boyhood club this summertime and remains optimistic about securing a offer elsewhere ahead of the new period.

A participant who gave his all for the club and who played a critical aspect in bringing us to the place we are now, Rangers lovers almost everywhere will be wishing the 28-12 months-outdated all the very best with the rest of his vocation.

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