Rangers fans have gone berserk on Twitter after the club accepted a two-match ban for striker Alfredo Morelos.
Morelos, 24, was initially booked for smashing his elbow into Dundee United’s Mark Connolly on Sunday as the Gers won 2-1 at Tannadice.
However, the SFA issued a notice of complaint to the Light Blues earlier on Tuesday, meaning they were pretty speedy to respond and accept the suspension. Jordan Campbell, of The Athletic, reported the news on his personal Twitter account.
Rangers have accepted a two-game ban for striker Alfredo Morelos, who will now miss tomorrow night’s League Cup quarter-final v St Mirren.
He was booked for jumping into Mark Connolly on Sunday but that has been upgraded to violent conduct after officials did not see the elbow.
— Jordan Campbell (@JordanC1107) December 15, 2020
Rangers fans have now been venting at the club and the SFA, clearly unhappy with how the ban has come about.
And while there have been worse incidents that have gone unpunished in the past, and there’s definitely a case for the ‘trial by television’, we cannot really argue with the suspension.
Morelos deserved it – but that doesn’t mean most fans are going to brush it off.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— M (@RoyalBlue1872) December 15, 2020
What a joke https://t.co/zQimaj9fCm
— Oscar (@oscar_mac_03) December 15, 2020
— NotThePhantom (@NotThePhantom1) December 15, 2020
Never a red. Didn’t even connect with him
Plus the ref dealt with the attempted nudge with a yellow card
Any other team and that’s the end of it
— 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘀 (@RangersSpares__) December 15, 2020
— Nhoj (@nhoj7rr) December 15, 2020
Morelos knew what he was doing.
He looked at Connolly for quite a while, seemingly making his mind up on what to do before lifting his elbow and charging into the Dundee United player.
It wasn’t on. But what also is not on is that the referee only showed him a yellow card. If he saw the incident, how can he not see it’s a red-card offence?
Refereeing in Scotland is woeful and the clubs need to come together and complain to the SFA about the standards.
Otherwise, VAR will probably be introduced. And we really don’t want that to happen.
In other Rangers news, Tom English has taken a swipe at Dave King.