Football

Steven Gerrard Hits Back at Steve Clarke After Call For Jermain Defoe Punishment

Steven Gerrard Hits Back at Steve Clarke After Call For Jermain Defoe Punishment

Steven Gerrard has hit back at Steve Clarke after the Kilmarnock manager’s call for Jermain Defoe to punished for diving against St Mirren at the weekend.

The Rangers manager spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of his side’s clash with Aberdeen tomorrow night.

And he responded to Clarke, who yesterday sparked headlines for his call to the SFA to punish Defoe.

According to the Killie boss, there was a witch hunt against Jordan Jones earlier in the season when he dived for a penalty against Dundee.

Jones ended up with a retrospective two-game ban for the dive – something Clarke agrees with.

But he also wants consistency and believes Defoe should be banned for the dive, which won Rangers a penalty in the victory.

Gerrard has now responded to Clarke’s call and has shared his disappointment at the Kilmarnock manager:

So far, the SFA Compliance Officer has made no public statement about Defoe or the possibility of a punishment.

But it is still early in the week and there is plenty of time for a change to that situation.

Rangers are set to face Kilmarnock on Saturday at Rugby Park – and that would most likely be the first game if Defoe was to be banned like Jones was earlier in the campaign.

Football
@StuartHynd

Staff Editor

More in Football

Why Bayern Munich May Be One More Tough Test Away From the Bundesliga Title

Jonny BoyleJune 3, 2020

Are Hakim Ziyech’s Comments About the 2018-19 Champions League Final Fair?

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

EFL League One Playoff Decision Puts Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Position at Risk

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

Fun Things That Sports Fans Can Do At Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Jonny BoyleMay 18, 2020

Bookmakers Will Be Watching Closely as Footballing Authorities Decided Season Outcome

Daniel CawApril 10, 2020

France Football Select Celtic Kit as One of the Greatest Football Strips of All-Time

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Bundesliga Set to Resume Next Month – But Behind Closed Doors Until 2021

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Sadio Mane Admits He Was ‘Thinking About Man Utd’ Before His Liverpool Move

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

George Burley Refused to Eat Green Penguin Biscuits, Reveal McCoist and Brazil

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020