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Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insists clubs have to take the rough with the smooth regarding contentious decisions following Celtic's criticism of Ryan Christie's retrospective two-match ban.

The Hoops midfielder was punished for a grab at Gers striker Alfredo Morelos in the Blues' 2-1 win at Parkhead at the end of December.

Christie escaped with only a free-kick against him but he was subsequently charged with violent conduct by the Scottish Football Association and a fast-track tribunal found him guilty with the ban triggering an extra one-match suspension because it is the Scotland international's second red-card offence of the season.

Celtic later issued a statement accusing the Scottish Football Association of a "worrying lack of consistency."

Speaking at the club's training complex in Dubai, and after being awarded the Ladbrokes Premiership manager of the month award for December, Gerrard told Sky Sports: "I think the Ryan Christie situation is for Neil Lennon to talk about and Celtic to deal with.

"In terms of the consistency across the board, referees, getting cited, I think all managers are going to ask for consistency, especially when they are on the wrong side of it.

"Prior to that we have had decisions that have gone our way, a cup final went against us because of a decision.

"You can get the violin out if you want but the reality is you have to get on with it."