Rangers will be delighted with just about every aspect of their win over bitter rivals Celtic on Sunday.
Great goals from Ryan Kent and Nikola Katic, plus a penalty save from Allan McGregor, were enough to ensure a 2-1 win at Parkhead.
That closes the gap at the top of the table to just two points going into the winter break, with the Gers still to play their game in hand over the Hoops.
But it wouldn’t have been a proper Old Firm if there wasn’t some kind of controversy, and putting Odsonne Edouard’s blatant handball for Celtic’s goal to one side, the main talking point after the game will, as is so often the case, be the actions of Alfredo Morelos.
The Colombian might not have scored today, but he put in a very impressive performance nonetheless, up to the point that he was sent off for simulation in the closing stages.
He then appeared to mime slitting his throat as he walked off towards the Celtic fans.
And it was enough to provoke a reaction from avid Bhoy Sir Rod Stewart.
Writing on his personal Twitter, he said: “Congratulations Rangers.
“Could have gone either way.
“Would someone please tell Morelos to just stand up and play football? If he must dive please go to the nearest swimming pool.”
Could have gone either way .
Would someone please tell Morelos to just stand up and play football?
If he must dive please go to the nearest swimming pool.
– Sir Rod
— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) December 29, 2019
This kind of feels like deflection a little bit from Stewart.
The result was already in the bag, and Morelos’ diving – which, by the way, looked fairly clear cut – had no bearing on Celtic getting beat.
From a Gers perspective though, this is infuriating.
More than anything, he actually had the chance to shoot prior to going down, and had he done so we could be talking about a fantastic end to a near-perfect day for the Bears.
Instead, he now faces another suspension, and depending on how that gesture towards the home support is interpreted, it could be a bad one.