FURIOUS Steven Gerrard has blamed referee Willie Collum for his first defeat as Rangers boss against Celtic.
The former Liverpool star, 38, slammed the match official for allowing the Hoops‘ goal to stand after what he believed to be a clear foul.
And the Gers boss told Sky Sports: “It’s definitely a foul.
“I’ve been around the game a very, very long time and that’s a foul in my book.
“It’s actually a foul in the fourth official’s book as well because he’s shouting down the mic ‘foul, foul, foul’.
“The referee has ignored the information, we can both see it clearly… it’s a foul. And then they go and score the goal.
“I went in and had a calm chat [with officials] and wondered why he hasn’t listened to the fourth official, and how he hasn’t seen a clearly swipe from Rogic on Ryan Jack.
“Jack gets his body in between the ball and the man and he gets swiped… it’s a clear foul. It’s blatant.
“If we’d have lost the game today with a moment of class or a bit of brilliance from Celtic, I’d hold my hands up, but the referee has cost us.”
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Meanwhile, five Celtic supporters are said to have been injured after a crush developed outside Parkhead just before the Old Firm derby with Rangers.
Thousands of supporters were left stuck and pinned in a confined space under the North Stand as a huge throng looked to get into the ground before kick-off today.
Police are believed to have ordered a gate to be shut, leaving fans with no easy way to find any space.
Cops and Celtic bosses have already apologised and promised to look into what led to the crush.