Rangers ended a nine-year wait to beat Celtic away from home as goals from Ryan Kent and Nikola Katic earned the Gers a 2-1 win at Celtic Park to take control of the Scottish Premiership title race.
Steven Gerrard’s men, however, still trail Celtic by two points, but have a game in hand on the Scottish champions as they aim to end a run of eight straight league titles for the green-and-white half of Glasgow.
While many believed this should have marked the day when Rangers finally announced themselves as genuine title contenders after a decade of dominance from the Celtic, it was instead, ruined by Alfredo Morelos who decided to get the spotlight on himself for his antics after being sent off in the 96th minute of the game for diving.
This marked the Colombian centre-forward 12th game against Celtic in which he failed to get the ball to the back of the net despite being presented with a number of great opportunities.
Morelos decision to dive when clean through on goal should tell a whole lot about his sending off but his ‘throat-cutting’ gestures to the crowd after getting sent off became an even more trending subject as to what would follow up his suspension.
This has seen former Celtic striker, Chris Sutton, has demanded that the SFA ought to ban Morelos for five games for his actions on Sunday instead of dealing out a light punishment.
Sutton wrote in his Daily Record column:
“Morelos will get a two-game suspension for his nonsense – but he should be clobbered with an even bigger ban for his throat-cutting gestures to the crowd. The rules are there to stop this kind of thing and Morelos simply can’t be allowed to make those types of signs to supporters.
“The SFA would be a laughing stock if they don’t take action as what kind of message does this send out? That it’s OK to make violent gestures? Neil Lennon copped a three-game ban for doing an aeroplane celebration, for goodness sake. Tell me what is worse?
“Morelos should be looking at five games – at least. I’m all for a bit of banter with the crowd but there is a line which Morelos crossed. The Police are constantly banging on dressing room doors warning about this kind of stuff in derby matches. he SFA have to act otherwise they will be guilty of inconsistency.”
Talks about Morelos having his disciplinary issues in check this season have all been shattered with this new sending off. and hopefully, eyes and ears are open as to what the SFA would deem fit he deserves as his punishment.