Sport Kemar Roofe's Rangers antagonist branded 'small' as wonder goal rammy leaves pundit raging

14:45  24 october  2020
14:45  24 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Rangers star Kemar Roofe sent social media into meltdown as he scored a guaranteed Puskas contender with an incredible strike from inside his own half during the Europa League game against Standard Liege. Aye, so Kemar Roofe has just scored well the best goal ever scored by anyone.

Image: Kemar Roofe celebrates his goal for Rangers against Standard Liege. image/svg+xml. Steven Gerrard has warned Rangers fans that Kemar Roofe' s wonder goal in Belgium does not mean he will definitely be rushed back into action against Livingston.

Angry Standard Liege assistant boss Eric Deflandre has been ripped to shreds in the wake of his Kemar Roofe wonder goal mix-up.

The Belgians No.2 and his antics have left respected pundit Johan Boskamp fizzing with nasty scenes following the Rangers striker's stunner in the 2-0 Europa League win on Thursday.

Deflandre was on the warpath at the final whistle and headed straight to Roofe as he squared up with the former Anderlecht striker following his goal for the ages.

The Rangers hero signalled the letters 'A' and 'L' but the celebration was in tribute to his children Alarnie and Luna rather than to fan the flames against a former rival.

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Roofe, making his first appearance in over a month due to injury, scored at the death to add to James Tavernier' s first-half penalty.

A goal to remember: Rangers forward Kemar Roofe celebrates his incredible goal against The 27-year-old - a summer signing from Liege' s Belgian top-flight rivals Anderlecht - then showed tremendous audacity to try his luck with a long- range effort from just inside the halfway line that had a red-faced

And Deflandre's angry man routine that sparked the unsavoury scenes at the final whistle has led to a public dressing down from 72-year-old Boskamp.

The former player turned broadcaster has labelled the Liege hothead "small" for clashing with Roofe and failing to respect social distancing amid the pandemic.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard himself was miffed with the antics of the Belgians in the wake of his side's comprehensive win.

He said: “They are obviously very frustrated that they have been beaten for the first time in six years on their home patch.

“It's not nice to lose a football match, especially when you're the favourites to win them. We can understand the frustrations but it was disappointing. We thought it could have been avoided."

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