Rangers were beaten in the Old Firm Derby last weekend in a game which ended 2-1 in favour of Neil Lennon’s men, however much of the conversation after the match has been about Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos due to his sending off.
The 22-year-old appeared to throw his elbow towards opposition midfielder Scott Brown on the half hour mark after Celtic’s veteran captain clipped his heels in what was surely a premeditated action in order to rile up Morelos.
The referee handed the Colombian his fifth red card of the season, more than the total amount of red cards seen during last summer’s World Cup, much to the frustration of manager Steven Gerrard.
The former Liverpool number eight said the matter would be dealt with “internally” but left little to the imagination as he vented his anger at Morelos’ poor self control, explaining that he “can’t defend him any more.”
When the boss and fans begin to lose faith in a player, there is usually only one solution. Barring a dramatic turnaround in terms of Morelos’ on field behaviour and attitude, it looks likely that he will need to find a new club in the next transfer window, but could that be a mistake of sorts from Rangers?