Rangers pair Greg Docherty and Alfredo Morelos had to be pulled apart as they clashed in the tunnel in a stunning bust-up after their side was demolished 4-0 by Celtic, according to a report.
The Daily Record has revealed that after exchanging angry words on the pitch, with Bruno Alves getting in the middle, they continued the exchange into the tunnel where the confrontation threatened to get physical.
They report that a source told them: “Emotions were running high. Morelos and Docherty went for each other and it was just as well there were enough people around to split them up before things got completely out of hand.
“To make matters even more embarrassing some of Celtic’s backroom team were present at the time and they saw what went on.”
Meanwhile, manager Graeme Murty said the game represented the low point of his career.
Celtic were 2-0 up by half-time and things got worse in the second half when Ross McCrorie was sent off in the 51st minute and Moussa Dembele converted the ensuing penalty. Another penalty was converted by Olivier Ntcham in the 78th minute to complete the rout.
Football Insider verdict:
It’s tough to know exactly what was going on here but Morelos wasn’t endearing himself to his teammates on the pitch. With Rangers’ season now effectively over bar a tough chase for second place, the decision to keep the striker looks to have backfired and we can see him moving on in the summer for far less than the rumoured offer for him in January. It’s also hard to see how the game could have gone any worse for Rangers. Smashed by their bitter rivals, and explosive pinch points all over the shop. This appears to be the worst and there’ll be fallout to come.
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