Disgrace - Exclusive: Rangers-daft pundit fumes amid big Ibrox development today
Alan Hutton has been left tearing his hair out after Rangers star Alfredo Morelos appeared to elbow Mark Connolly against Dundee.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers defender and lifelong fan at Ibrox has blasted the Colombian striker for his behaviour and insisted it is no surprise to hear he has been cited by officials.
As confirmed on the disciplinary page of the SFA website, the 24-year-old has been handed a notice of complaint for violent conduct in Sunday’s win, with the hearing scheduled for Thursday, 17 December.
The striker was involved in a controversial incident where he caught Connolly with his arm while competing for the ball but was only booked by referee Steven McLean.
Hutton insisted Rangers were lucky not to see their star striker sent off and that his aggressive nature has let him down once again.
Hutton told Football Insider: “It’s frustrating, it’s always been there, this is the downside to Alfredo Morelos, in my opinion, because I don’t thank you 100 per cent know what you’re going to get.
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“He should have been red-carded, simple as that. You see from all the replays he’s nowhere near the ball, he’s looking at the player, he’s running with his elbow, he knows what he’s trying to do, it’s as simple as that,
“Him getting sent off there could have changed that game for his team and that’s the disappointing thing – he’s not thinking about anything else other than going on into that challenge, which he’s always had in his game.
“It’s one of those ones, you can’t really take it out of him because if you did, you know that he probably wouldn’t be the same with that aggressiveness he’s got within them so it’s a hard one to manage but it’s a definite red card for me.”
Morelos has been suspended on no fewer than nine separate occasions during his time at Ibrox, though he has picked up just four yellow cards and has not been sent off this season.