In Full: Steve Clarke's post-match conference

In Full: Steve Clarke's post-match conference

in #KillieStories February 20, 2019

Steve Clarke spoke to the media following Killie's 5-0 Scottish Cup exit to Rangers.

Daniel Bachmann was sent off for Killie after the Ayrshire side had been denied a penalty in the opening stages of the game when Eamonn Brophy appeared to be fouled by Joe Worrall.

Alfredo Morelos scored four goals while Andy Halliday came off the bench to find the net as Killie's dreams of cup glory came to an end.

After the match, the manager spoke about a number of issues.

Calls from the officials 

"If the penalty had been given in the first two minutes it would have been different. The red card is a joke.

"It’s a joke. If that’s the standards we might as well go home. Why speak? It’s every week, every other week. Why?

"You’ll probably write Morelos four goals but the officials decided the game.

"It’s embarrassing.

"The goalie just lifted his arms. Every goalie does it every week. It’s embarrassing.

"I’m talking in general. Bad decisions. All we talk about is our refs. How can I talk about football tonight?

"It doesn’t matter when it comes - a penalty is a penalty. Thirty seconds in or thirty seconds into injury time - it’s a pen so just give it."

On abuse from the Ibrox crowd

"It’s nice being back in the west of Scotland – really nice. When I was approached by Rangers about taking over the job here I was assured, nah, we didn’t have that in the west of Scotland anymore and it had gone. Hahaha.

"They can call me a b****** or w***** but to call me a Fenian b******? Come on.

"We’re living in the dark ages. They’re not allowed to call my assistant a black b but they can call me a Fenian b******. Is that correct? What are we doing in Scotland

"I wake up every morning and I thank Chelsea for taking me away from the West. My children have nothing to do this with this thankfully. My children and grandchildren.

"It’s fantastic to be back in Scotland."