Alex Rae had as bad a night in the BT Sport Commentary Box as his heroes did on the pitch in front of him.
The former St Mirren boss isn’t known for his deep thoughts on the game and lived down to expectations for tonight’s visit of Slavia Prague to Ibrox.
Early on viewers were treated to the revelation that the quality of opponents increases the further that you go in the tournament. Such as St Joseph’s of Gibraltar aren’t as good a team as Slavia Prague.
As viewers around Europe winced at Kemar Roofe’s bent knee boot into the face of the Slavia keeper Rae informed viewers that he had his eyes on the ball when all of the evidence showed that he didn’t. After five minutes treatment for facial injuries the keeper was stretchered off.
By the time Sparta went 2-0 up Rae was in pieces with the last 20 minutes a broadcasting nightmare that put the icing on a thoroughly enjoyable Thursday night.
— PaisleySteelman (@PaisleySteelman) March 18, 2021
Eyes on the ball. Aye Alex Rae pic.twitter.com/mmY6f4dFvu
— Mickh (@Mickh1916) March 18, 2021
Alex Rae…. ‘no red’ pic.twitter.com/6BSJdsKi13
— Pleasetalktomeless (@talktomeless121) March 18, 2021
Alex Rae saying there’s no need for it whatever’s been said….
….to clarify he doesn’t know what he said but has decided it’s racist abuse.
He wasn’t so quick to condemn his team mate Lorenzo Amoruso who was caught on camera calling Victor Ikpeba a ‘black bastard’
— DarrenSP76 (@DarrenSp76) March 18, 2021
Heard Alex Rae wanted the goalie booked.
— David O’Brien (@CelticDylan9) March 18, 2021
I enjoyed Alex Rae’s searing insight that in the last 16 “you find the standards are higher than in the qualifiers and group stage”
— Ross McCafferty (@RossMcCaff) March 18, 2021
“I dunno what he’s said to him… but there’s no need for that” ?? Alex Rae man
— Brendan Watson (@Brez01) March 18, 2021
Alex Rae and Craigan absolutely choking for it to be a racist comment
— Steven Mcaneney (@mcaneneys) March 18, 2021