Rangers vs Livingston match witnesses a missile-throwing incident
Scottish football was witness to a shameful act yesterday when during a match between Livingston and Rangers, a linesman was left bleeding after a missile thrown from the crowd struck him on his head. Assistant referee Calum Spence was spotted by the referee holding his head at the Toni Macaroni Arena at half-time when it was revealed that Spence was bleeding. Details follow.
Gerrard has condemned the action in strong words
The manager of Rangers, Steven Gerrard, has condemned the action in strong words, saying that such behavior has no place in football. The match was stopped for several minutes to help Spence get the required treatment. The former Liverpool mid-fielder joined Rangers this year and took them to a twelve match undefeated streak before finally losing to Celtic in the Old Firm derby.
Scottish Football Referees Association has demanded an investigation
Fans should know their limits, injuring someone is criminal behavior
What has happened to assistant referee Calum Spence is simply unacceptable, and something like this should be dealt with in the strongest possible manner. Fans are in the stadium to enjoy a football match, and the person who has done this shameful deed should ask himself what benefit did he derive from injuring a person just out there to do his duty.