Even by his own double standards Steven Gerrard set a new benchmark with his claims about crying wolf and getting the violin out.
Intervied after Ryan Christie was given a three match suspension the former Liverpool youth coach couldn’t resist delivering a sermon about refereeing matters.
Last month his own club produced a lengthy statement claiming that they were on the wrong end of a penalty decision at Aberdeen followed by the so-called offside goal in the League Cup Final that none of his players spotted.
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“I think the Ryan Christie situation is for Neil Lennon to talk about and for Celtic to deal with,” Gerrard told Sky Sports News before going on to whinge in-depth.
“In terms of the consistency across the board with the referees and getting cited, I think all the managers are going to ask for consistency. Especially when they’re on the wrong side of it.
“Prior to that, we’ve had decisions that haven’t gone our way. A cup final went against us because of a decision, we never got a penalty up at Aberdeen.
“You can cry wolf and get the violin out if you want but the reality is, you have to get on with it.”
As soon as he arrived at Ibrox Gerrard bought into the paranoia of his new club following a 1-1 draw at Aberdeen.
A month later in his first Glasgow derby he was claiming that the fourth official should have disallowed a goal for an imaginary foul on Ryan Jack.
In 18 months in Scottish football referees Steven McLean and John Beaton have apologised for honest mistakes.