Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke was left furious last night after his side were thumped 5-0 by Steven Gerrard's Rangers in the Scottish Cup. The former Scotland international accused Gers fans of living in the dark ages, after a selection of the Ibrox crowd had targeted him with sectarian abuse throughout the encounter.
A forgettable evening for Kilmarnock, which saw the Europa League hopefuls dumped out of the competition thanks to a scintillating performance from Rangers front man Alfredo Morelos - who was returning from suspension after seeing red against Aberdeen at the start of the month - was made worse after the visitors saw their goalkeeper, Daniel Bachmann, sent off in the 25th minute.
The Austrian shot stopper was adjudged to have purposely elbowed midfielder Glen Kamara just before Rangers took a corner, with manager Clarke saying that the referee's decision to dismiss his man between the sticks was 'a joke'.
“If the penalty had been given in the first two minutes it would have been different. The red card is a joke. If that’s the standards we might as well go home. Why speak? It’s every week," said the 55-year-old.
“You’ll probably write about Morelos’s four goals but the officials decided the game. It’s embarrassing. The goalie just lifted his arms. Every goalie does it every week. It’s embarrassing. How can I talk about football tonight?”