Rangers navigated a potential banana skin at Fir Park on Sunday, recovering from their Europa exploits on Thursday to beat Motherwell 2-0.
Nikola Katic got the first in the 27th minute – he’s been in the side following the absence of Filip Helander at the back.
Alfredo Morelos added another to his growing tally for the season, securing the points in the 71st minute, but there was a sting in the tail.
Morelos went to celebrate in front of the home fans and was given a second yellow card by Don Robertson.
It was harsh. It’s not the first time players have done that this season, and not all have been punished in the same way.
Knowing that it was his second yellow should have warranted a talking to rather than a sending off, but Morelos can’t have any actual complaints.
It’s a real shame as he’s done wonders to curb his wild antics this season and this was the first time he’s been sent off this season.
Aside from that, he was fantastic, as he’s been all season and was our man of the match.
He’ll be a big miss for the game against Hibs on Friday but Jermain Defoe will get the chance to add the goals in his absence.
In the meantime, here are fans who appreciated how well Morelos played on Sunday…
Good goal el buffalo. The nasty part is the sending off. When other teams celebrate in front of Rangers Fans nothing is done as has been seen with today's official. Then we have the objects thrown a @ Morelos by Motherwell fans. Will it be ignored again by the SFA brains trust?
— alexander laird (@AlexanderLaird) December 15, 2019
Goals ratio- 82 mins per goal
Dodgy red card seen as other players get away with the same offence (no prizes for guessing which clubs players)
But still 27 goals and not even Christmas yet
Unreal 🐃🇨🇴 pic.twitter.com/f1wM3pb91R
— ᏒᏗᏁᎶᏋᏒᏕ ᏕᎮᏗᏒᏋᏕᏕ (@RangersSparess) December 15, 2019
Morelos OUTSTANDING today. Fuk his Red Card. Thee most despised player in Scottish football. Rangers best player in at least 10years
— paul blue (@paulblu40590797) December 15, 2019
Excellent win for Rangers. Morelos is a one man attack force but we really need a bigger goal threat from Aribo, Arfield and Kent to spread the load.
— Arnold Black (@ArnoldBlack1) December 15, 2019
Brilliant Result. Morelos Outstanding. 3 Points a must again Hibs on Friday now
— Marc (@Marc42290237) December 15, 2019
27 goals and it’s not even end of December
— Morelos Liam. (@LClarky23) December 15, 2019
The agenda against Morelos is staggering at times…. best player in the league by a country mile and gets hounded every game wonder why that is 🙄
— TheBeardedAssassin (@SamBreingan27) December 15, 2019
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