By Noel Whelan

14th Dec, 2020 | 12:54pm

Pundit Exclusive: Rangers 'Coward' is 'disrupting' dressing room with disgraceful antics

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is a “coward” should be fined by the club for his actions against Dundee United yesterday, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Aberdeen and Leeds United forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, expects Steven Gerrard to have words with the 24-year-old today about his “childish and petulant behaviour”.

Morelos sparked uproar against Dundee United on Sunday when he led with an elbow and caught Mark Connolly in the face.

He escaped with just a yellow card and the Light Blues went on to win the game 2-1 and maintain their 13 point advantage at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Whelan is adamant that the Colombian striker deserved to see red for the altercation.

“Morelos should have been sent off,” he told Football Insider. “He should be fined by the club.

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“Just when you think he has got out of this childish, petulant behaviour it arises again. When is he going to be able to control himself?

“That should have been a straight red. There is no doubt about that.

“That is the last thing Steven Gerrard wants, that kind of disruption. They are going so well so there is absolutely no reason he should do that.

“Good players are always going to get this, they are always going to get wound up. That is what the opposition want. They know he has a short fuse.

“He has got away with it but he has let the club down. It will not go away.

“That will be looked at again and again and again. It was cowardly. It was completely deliberate.

“If I am Steven Gerrard he would be in the office straight away because that can cause a derailment within a squad. You do not want anything like that at the minute.” 

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