By Doug Ward

31st Jan, 2021 | 10:14am

Sir Kenny Dalglish shares damning claim about SFA amid Rangers controversy

Sir Kenny Dalglish claims the SFA are “leaving themselves wide open to accusations” after opting to charge Alfredo Morelos for his actions in Rangers’ win versus Hibernian but not Darren McGregor.

Morelos should have seen red in the first half when he stamped on Hibs defender Ryan Porteous. However, later in the game, McGregor also stamped on Glen Kamara but has not faced any potential punishment from the SFA [BBC Sport].

In regards to Morelos, it’s the latest incident in a long history of ill-discipline for the Colombia international.

And Celtic legend Dalglish claims that the SFA might be showing a bias against the Ibrox striker by not pursuing action against McGregor.

Writing on the Sunday Post website, Dalglish said: “By only calling up Morelos, and not Darren McGregor for his clash with Glen Kamara, the SFA are leaving themselves wide open to accusations of having one rule for one player and a different one for another.

“But Rangers are still motoring towards the title and that should be dominating all the talk, not the potential for another retrospective ban on Morelos.”

Absolutely spot on by Dalglish

Dalglish is absolutely spot on with his assessment of the controversies that happened in Rangers’ 1-0 win against Hibs.

Morelos stamped on Porteous and could have avoided it but action should have been taken against McGregor for doing pretty much the same thing.

Speaking on BBC Sportscene earlier in the week, ex-Scotland international Chris Iwelumo explained that players know exactly where they are planting their feet in moments like that, suggesting that it was no accident.

Iwelumo said: “I’m looking at that and as a player, you know that you can dodge or miss them when you’re stamping down.

“I think the referee’s not seen the stamp but has been booked for the wrestling. But again, it’s another naughty one.”

Morelos should have been sent off and McGregor should have been too. And since then, the SFA should have charged both of them – not one of them – with violent conduct.

Because of Morelos’ history for incidents like this, you can see why the SFA try to make an example of him all the time but it cannot be one rule for one and another rule for someone else.

Both incidents should be judged on their own and not compared to others.

What McGregor did could have broken Kamara’s leg. And that’s all the SFA should have considered.

In other Rangers news, there’s been a new twist which boosts the Gers’ chances of re-signing this player massively.