Steven Gerrard came seconds away from the perfect start to life in the Scottish Premier League as Rangers manager.
Making the difficult away trip to Aberdeen, Rangers went down to 10 men in the early exchanges when Alfredo Morelos received a red card for a kick on Scott McKenna.
Despite the controversy surrounding the decision, though, Rangers pushed on and took the lead in the 30th minute when James Tavernier converted from the penalty spot.
Nevertheless, it just wasn't to be for Rangers with Bruce Anderson striking deep into stoppage time to ensure the points were shared at Pittodrie.
The result and controversy drew an interesting reaction from Gerrard himself, too, who is hoping to make a major impact up in Scotland and in his first role as manager.
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
The Liverpool legend stated after the game: “It seems like the world is against us today,”
"Anyone at this game or who watched on TV must know we were much better than Aberdeen.
"We were very good with 11 men, we were even better when we went to 10. Aberdeen didn't have any idea against us, and for 93 minutes it was perfect.
Chris Sutton reacts to Gerrard on Twitter
"But we showed today that we're a class above Aberdeen. I thought we were tremendous."
Controversial indeed, and the comments weren't received well by everybody.
That includes former Celtic striker Chris Sutton who tweeted his verdict on Gerrard's SPL bow on Sunday night, praising the Rangers boss but disagreeing with his post-match comments.
The post garnered plenty of reaction from Celtic fans - so check it out below:
Sutton thinks Gerrard's comment was misguided, Morelos was correctly sent off and dismissed any idea that the world has been against Rangers recently.
It's fair to say Celtic supporters were in agreement in their criticism for Gerrard, take a look at the responses:
Say what you like about the red card and Rangers' performance, Gerrard certainly showed an interesting side to his management by delivering such an eye-catching post-match interview.
It shows that he has substantial belief in his Rangers side and their ability to overcome teams such as Aberdeen, despite having to settle for a point.
Quite how he will fair up against Celtic, however, is a different question and will go onto define his spell at Ibrox going forward.
Sutton certainly wasn't impressed with Gerrard's comments this week, so he certainly won't be taking any nonsense when Old Firm games roll around this season.
Gerrard has said that Rangers are a class above Aberdeen and now, he needs to go and prove it.
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