Rangers 5 – Kilmarnock 0
Rangers beat Kilmarnock 5-0 on Wednesday night in the Scottish Cup.
Alfredo Morelos was the hero for Rangers as he scored five goals in the game.
Andrew Halliday also found the back of the net for Steven Gerrard’s side.
Daniel Bachmann was sent off for Kilmarnock after 25 minutes.
Rangers fans abuse Steve Clarke
Yet the scoreline isn’t the biggest story after the match at Ibrox.
Instead focus has shifted onto abuse aimed at Killie boss Steve Clarke.
Sections of Rangers fans sung sectarian abuse at the manager during the cup tie.
Steve Clarke thanks Chelsea in passionate post-match interviews
After the Rangers match, Steve Clarke didn’t hold back in his criticism of the sectarianism still rife in Scotland.
The former Chelsea coach thanks the Premier League side from previously taking him away from Scotland.
Clarke slammed the Rangers fans as living in the “dark ages”, while he compared sectarian violence to racism:
What are we doing in Scotland?
I wake up every morning and I thank Chelsea for coming and taking me away from the west of Scotland because my children don’t understand this.
They don’t have anything to do with this, my children have nothing to do with this. They don’t understand.
When I go down there, my children and my grandchildren don’t need to worry about this.
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Steve Clarke 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/CNUiuaIBVl
— Mary Mc Intyre (@Mc1988) February 20, 2019
Steve Clarke tells it as it is.
— Michael McCahill (@MickMcCahill) February 21, 2019
Social media reaction
Well said Steve Clarke. SPFL and SFA utterly shameful in their total shirking of the issue of sectarian and terrorist chanting in this country. Clarke should work on his board as well. As a club, they’re against strict liability. This is what you get as a consequence
— Tom English (@TEnglishSport) February 21, 2019
Steve Clarke when Kris Boyd was the victim of sectarian abuse: ‘I just want to talk about the football’.
Steve Clarke when his team have been fucked 5-0: ‘I just want to talk about sectarian abuse’.
— Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) February 20, 2019
Steve Clarke says Ibrox was a cesspit of sectarianism when Rangers existed, and it's still a cesspit of sectarianism with the new club.
Also says that clubs should "pack it in" after Muir's refereeing performance.
Says referees should not officiate matches of teams they support. pic.twitter.com/P4QouM4Jg4
— The Count🔎 (@oisin71) February 20, 2019