Kilmarnock keeper Daniel Bachmann has claimed his side “never get the decisions” against Rangers and Celtic after seeing Scott Brown escape a sure-fire red card while Kirk Broadfoot was dismissed.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Daniel Bachmann of Kilmarnock FC collects the ball during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

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Broadfoot was send off for a high challenge on the Celtic skipper while Brown narrowly avoided a red for his potential leg-breaker on Greg Taylor.

Bachmann insists every other side is on the receiving end against the Old Firm – and pointed to Rangers getting six penalties in a week as further proof.

“We never get the decisions either way,” Bachmann said, as quoted by Football Scotland.

“Every time it is a free-kick for them wherever on the pitch it is.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Jermain Defoe of Rangers shoots for goal and misses under pressure Daniel Bachmann and Scott Boys of Kilmarnock FC during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

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“Whenever the big sides play against us it is the same – and it isn’t just us, it is against every other team as well.

“It’s not just against us. I need to be careful what I say here, but talk to me about six penalties in one week.

“Most teams don’t get six penalties in a season. Whether they are penalties or not, it’s a big number.”

While Bachmann has a point about some of the decisions, it doesn’t appear to be a ‘big club bias’ rather than shoddy refereeing in general.

1st December 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Hibernian; Daniel Bachmann of Kilmarnock makes a save at the feet of Daryl Horgan of Hibernian

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You just need to look at Celtic fans thinking there’s some sort of agenda to stop them winning the title to see others have a similar view.

The debate about referees isn’t likely to go away any time soon – and it is quickly becoming the go-to excuse when things don’t go a team’s way.

Killie are right to have some grievances over the Celtic match but recent games show they still get some big decisions their way.

 

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