Chris Sutton isn’t the most balanced pundit.
He said Steven Gerrard was “embarrassing” after his celebrations following the 2-1 win over Celtic on Sunday.
Now, he’s piling onto Alfredo Morelos for his gesture to the crowd after he was sent off.
According to Sutton, “his behaviour could have severe consequences. It could cost Rangers the league.”
Morelos made a throat-cutting gesture after getting sent off, something that was explained away by Rangers after the game as being a common gesture for “time is up” in South America.
Writing in his column for the Daily Record, Sutton urged the authorities to hit Morelos with a lengthy ban.
“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,” Sutton said.
“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?”
A lengthy ban for Morelos might be Celtic’s only hope of retaining the league title this season.
Rangers have all the momentum after dominating the last two Old Firm games and should attack the second half of the season much more positively than they did last season.
Morelos will have to swallow the suspension for diving – he shouldn’t have done it and it was a shadow on an incredible afternoon for Rangers.
However, banning him for a lengthy period for a gesture would be over the top, especially as Morelos was seemingly subjected to racist abuse from a section of the Celtic fans.