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David Tanner’s broken defence of referees as he attempts to defend Ibrox penalty run

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After his late night rant justifying SEVEN penalties awarded against Celtic, David Tanner made a sheepish return to Twitter on Thursday.

The former Sky Sports anchorman explained how VAR had overcome the pressure from home supporters and the media to deliver a stream of penalties against Ange Postecoglou’s side.

Effectively Selik had been getting away with it pre-VAR but now there was no escape from the all-seeing eyes of two VAR officials in a studio somewhere.

There is one incredible statistic that Tanner overlooked which is the 47 match run in the SPFL since a penalty was awarded against the Ibrox Tribute Act.

Back in 2020 and into 2021 Steven Gerrard’s side went 44 SPFL matches without having a penalty awarded against them, under Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Micky Beale that record has been extended.

Tanner was directly challenged over seven penalty claims since the World Cup break- he defended ONE of them but stayed silent on SIX penalties that should have gone against his club.

In 10 European matches this season non-Scottish referees awarded three penalties against van Bronckhorst’s side on their way to a place in the Champions League record books.

Tanner’s belief system is very clear, apart from working alongside Neil McCann the last 11 years have been very painful.

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  • Scud Missile says:

    Lol Tanner the spanner he has the right name as he is only worth a tanner.

    This BAWBAG started life on STV as a (tanner) sorry two-bob sports reporter,and when attempting to read sports bulletin out on screen it was a clear sign from him that he was following the bouncing ball when reading it out.

    Then you had the bit in-between when his mouth would dry up and would Struggle big time to finish the sentence he was trying to read out.

    Now as I have said before this was the BENNY that got the gig,just think who failed it.

  • Tony B says:

    He’s VERY selective in the question he chooses to answer, and his silence re. the others speaks volumes. Very Boris Johnsonish.

    What is he afraid of? What has he got to hide?

    Has he ambitions to be a Tory M.P.?

  • Seppington says:

    Tanner has the face of a man who hangs around school gates asking kids if they want to see the puppies in the back of his van.

  • Jmg says:

    Seems you are a sevco fan with a belief system ya nougat. Talk us through the other incidents go on giz a laugh

    • Seppington says:

      Was that aimed at me? 100% Tim here mate, I can’t help the fact that Tanner looks like a creep and would do so no matter what his religion (Satanism probably) is or his football allegiances are. If he were to have shown up in some Operation Yewtree-type investigation I wouldn’t be surprised by it in the least, that’s all I’m saying.

  • Jmg says:

    Sorry seppington I should’ve made it clear I was talking about tanner . 100% tim here tae mate . Aye , and he is a nougat I’m sure you’ll agree .

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