Stephen Craigan stunned by VAR for Kemar Roofe goal v Brondby

Stephen Craigan was left raging at the decision to allow Kemar Roofe’s goal for Rangers against Brondby this evening.

The goal was initially disallowed for offside, but after a long VAR check, the Bears saw their lead doubled before the break.

Craigan labelled the officials “incompetent” for the “horrendous” decision, but admitted he was wrong later once the VAR images were released.

Speaking on BT Sports during the live coverage this evening, Craigan was initially stunned by the decision to allow the goal.

“That’s a horrendous decision,” he said. “When you’re bringing in VAR, roofe is even putting that in the back of the net thinking he’s offside –

“There’s an incompetent VAR official, it’s not rangers fault – VAR, wow.”


Watching Craigan accept he was wrong and that VAR needs to be introduced in Scotland immediately got us laughing.

Many pundits are quick to jump on the bandwagon and go against the Bears, but Craigan usually isn’t one of those.

Without sounding too bias, it was never offside – you could see that from the very first replay, and BT Sports showed them multiple times.

Roofe was easily behind the back leg of the Brondby defender, and the goal was rightly given – not that we’re complaining about any of that.

Steven Gerrard certainly won’t complain either, and he will have been delighted to see Roofe notch another goal to his impressive tally.

The Jamaican international was badly missed against Hearts, and maybe having his poaching instinct available for the entire 90 minutes could have changed the outcome.

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