Insider: The truth behind reported Rangers tunnel bust-up after Celtic cup clash
There was no tunnel bust-up after the Old Firm clash between Alfredo Morelos and Greg Docherty, according to an Insider.
The Four Lads Had a Dream blog, a very reliable source of Rangers news, made the claim on Monday morning
After the humiliating 4-0 defeat to Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final, the Daily Record reported that the two Rangers players had clashed, first on the pitch before taking their arguement into the tunnel.
They claimed that the altercation threatened to get physical and that the two players had to be pulled apart before it turned violent.
However, this has been dismissed as “fake news” by the blog, who do not mind putting the boot into Rangers if it’s deserved.
They called the performance “gutless” but said that talk of a tunnel bust-up has just been made up.
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“There have been a lot of sensationalised headlines this morning, but the truth of the matter is this… Greg Docherty and Alfredo Morelos had a spat on the pitch towards the end of the game. This turned into a heated argument and was quickly dispersed by our other players
“Alfredo was walked into the Rangers dressing room by David Martin, head of Rangers security. The Hampden tunnel is all on camera and the fact there is no footage to be found is proof enough – it simply didn’t happen
“There was no tunnel altercation and certainly not anything untoward, escalated storytelling of tunnel fighting is simply ‘Fake news’”.
They did go onto say, “The players and management deserve every bit of criticism yesterday for ‘actions’ on the pitch.
“The rest is sensationalism with no foundation from the usual sources, they lost their credibility a long time ago.”
Football Insider verdict:
This will come as a relief to Rangers fans who don’t need any more reason to feel angry and upset after the game yesterday. It was a pretty shocking afternoon and, while fans would expect the dressing room to be unhappy, they won’t want physical confrontations between their own players. the Four Lads blog is an extremely solid source of Rangers information and without knowing the truth of what went down, we’d be highly inclined to believe their version of events.