Rangers fanatics spit Hotline venom over Celtic call that defies belief as THAT Greg Taylor claim sees fury explode

It's all over for the domestic season - bar the shouting.

And there were no shortage of raised voices on the Hotline as tempers flared following Saturday’s events at Hampden. Raging Rangers fan Alan Flett called in after his side’s Scottish Cup Final defeat to say: “Once again, the match officials were on hand to bail Celtic out in their hour of need. Niko Raskin is half the size of Joe Hart for goodness sake! If that’s a foul we may as well pack up and go home.”

Stuart McLeod ranted: “Another match where officiating sees only one side. How ref Nick Walsh and VAR believe Nico Raskin on Joe Hart is a foul and Liam Scales on Dujon Sterling at the other end is no foul defies belief. In every one of these games this season, Rangers have been on the end of some disgraceful decisions. The pressure that has been put on refs from the Celtic fans.

Ralph Hamilton said: “Another wrong VAR call wins the cup for Celtic. Greg Taylor has two arms around 5ft 6ins Raskin when he touched 6ft 5ins Joe Hart. And if that was a foul, so was Scales’ two-hand push on Sterling. VAR have won the game for them wrongly.”

Gary Stevenson, Newtonhill, said: “Why don't the SFA save Scottish clubs some much needed revenue and relocate to Celtic Park? It would save time on lengthy appeals and the referees could receive their instructions first hand without the need for a middle man. We all know that Celtic bias is rife in Scottish football so it's time to quit the facade.”

But Celtic fan Paul McArdle, Gourock, blasted back, saying: “Let's get this straight before Scotland’s serial losers play their victim card regarding the shove on Joe Hart. The handball from Ben Davies shows the corruption Celtic face. Any other club, and especially Rangers, would have got a stonewall penalty. Davis stopped the ball from going straight to two Celtic players directly in front of goal. VAR didn't even stop to look at it.”

And Richard Wharton, Carlisle, said: “You have to laugh at Philippe Clement greeting about the ref costing them the cup. This would be the same ref that failed to spot a deliberate first-half handball and a kick out at Alistair Johnston.”

With Abdallah Sima’s goal chalked off, it was left to Adam Idah to win the cup for Celtic. And Stephen Mulhern, Dumbarton, said: “Once again Philippe Clement had his paper hankies out post match, claiming his side where the better team and refereeing decisions cost them the trophy.

"Granted Celtic weren’t at there free flowing best in midfield but it seems the Ange Postecoqlou ‘We never stop’ mantra still exists at Celtic with Idah’s last-minute strike. My message to Brendan Rodgers is get a £6million bid in immediately as for me, Idah is a carbon copy of Moussa Dembele. We need to get in soon before a bidding war starts down south.”

Gerard Milligan, Renfrewshire, said: “It might be good for Celtic that Matt O’Riley had his worst game in four months as any potential suitors would have closed their notebook long before the end, unless Celtic would rather have the £25million!”

Gordon Hendry, Ochiltree, said: “As a Rangers fan, our manager and board have two immediate decisions to make. First, they have to sign Lawrence Shankland now before the Euros. And second they must sell Cyriel Dessers - anything else is a bonus.”

Barriemore Barlow, Dunbartonshire, added: “Clement has to clear the decks. There’s no room for sentiment. He can't start his first full season with James Tavernier. Scott Wright has never been good enough while Nico Raskin, Tom Lawrence, Kieran Dowell and another eight need moved out.”