Rangers romped to a 4-0 win at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership against Dundee on Saturday but the Dark Blues manager Neil McCann was more interested in talking about Bruno Alves.
The 36-year-old Portuguese defender was involved in an incident with a challenge on Craig Wighton in which the Gers ace left the ground to scissor the Dundee forward and it left the Dundee boss seething.
Alves only came onto the field of play in the 65th minute, taking the place of Ross McCrorie who was making his first start since January and could have been sent off according to McCann.
As quoted in the Scottish Sun, the Dundee manager said: “I thought that was a disgusting challenge from Bruno Alves — a joke. I have a boy who is just returning from a cruciate ligament and that is a scissors action.
“It was almost thigh-high and I’m furious with it.
“It’s a yellow card and could easily have been red in my mind.”
Football Insider verdict:
It was a poor challenge from Alves, undoubtedly, and could easily have been a red. It’s not typical of Alves, nonetheless, it will have Graeme Murty questioning the Portuguese star’s temperament and reduce his chances of staking a place for himself in the side ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-final trip to Celtic Park next weekend. McCrorie is likely to get the nod for this game and based on the 36-year-old’s cameo appearance against Dundee, it will be the right decision.
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