Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is facing another spell on the suspension sidelines, with BBC Sport confirming the Gers have failed in their attempts to get the attacker’s latest red card rescinded.
I think the challenge on Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna in the midweek clash at Pittodrie was nothing more than a yellow card -but I am admitting to being a bonafide Rangers supporter with a very blue nose.
The bitter and venomous Dons supporters started baying for the 22-year-old Colombian’s red blood and referee Bobby Madden obliged them with the same colour of card.
Rangers talisman Morelos was punished for the clash with his fourth red card, and his third against a battling, over zealous Aberdeen side, this season.
Sky Sports showed on television replays that the Morelos challenge on centre half McKenna was clumsy and possibly worthy of a yellow card, but the Rangers player didn’t deserve a straight red.
Centre half McKenna tormented Morelos throughout the match again, and Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes should have a word with him for his devious underhand tactics.
McKenna always riles and taunts the Rangers centre forward, knowing full well that the South American’s style of play has an extremely short fuse.
He seems to know how to light the blue touch paper of Morelos’ temper, and it will eventually erupt at some point, if he is provoked and pushed enough.
But low and behold, it was bully boy McKenna who lost out also this time, and was rightly sent off.
He booted Morelos in the face with both feet, and was immediately shown a red and had to go. McKenna didn’t even contest Madden’s decision.
The Rangers striker has been given his marching orders against only one team in Scotland, and it’s McKenna’s Aberdeen.
Is this a coincidence? No, it’s absolutely intentional and it should be stopped now.
Three games played and three red cards given against Aberdeen this season alone. There should be an inquiry about this anomaly. It is certainly not just a coincidence!
Morelos scored two brilliant goals in the 4-2 Rangers victory and he was by far the best player on the park.
However, Rangers are probably too attack-minded away from Ibrox to implement their regular tactics to their best advantage.
Although the Gers are exceptionally good to watch, they do give the opposition too many opportunities to score against them.
Rangers missed Morelos in a 0-0 draw against Kilmarnock on Saturday and Gerrard will hope his other attacking options can step up in the Colombian’s absence.