Alfredo Morelos was booked for a dive when he was fouled, Steven Gerrard was sent off for demonstrating with referee John Beaton and Rangers moved within four points of the title with a 1-0 win against Livingston at Almondvale at Wednesday night. Wow.
It’s widely accepted that Morelos was brought down by Livi goalkeeper Max Stryjek in the first half of the match at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
Beaton booked Morelos despite clear contact from Stryjek and even pundits who are heavily weighted against Rangers – like ex-Celtic man Andy Walker – thought it was a penalty.
Michael Stewart claims the Gers should have been awarded a spot-kick too. But he couldn’t help himself from making a senseless remark about the incident in the process.
Speaking on BBC Sportscene during the match, Stewart said he’d watched the incident over and that it should have been a penalty.
But he still found it in himself to defend Beaton.