By Harry Sykes
Rangers youngster Max Ashmore took to Twitter to laugh off his booking for pulling down the shorts of Motherwell assistant manager James McFadden during a youth-team match.
Midfielder Ashmore, 18, was shown a yellow card by referee Craig King for his bizarre offence during the first half of Thursday morning’s development league match at Ibrox.
The teenager came tussled with former Scotland, Everton and Birmingham striker McFadden, 34, during the clash and reacted by ripping down the veteran’s shorts.
Despite all parties appearing to see the funny side Ashmore was shown a yellow card by referee King.
The Ibrox rookie later took to social media to laugh off the unusual booking, by claiming on his personal Twitter account: “I’ve had better bookings to be fair.”
had better bookings in my life to be fair ???? https://t.co/C2xNMvJGP7
— Max Ashmore (@max_ashmore) May 4, 2017
Despite his senior position at Fir Park, McFadden was helping out Motherwell Under-20s in the match but his experience couldn’t prevent his youthful side going down 2-1.
Amin Abaradan opened the scoring for the home side and the visitors equalised through a penalty from Jake Hastie only for Josh Jeffries to seal the win for Rangers.
McFadden is still registered as a player at Motherwell in what is his third spell at the club but has figured only intermittently since being appointed assistant manager last July.
In other Rangers transfer news, Caixinha has made emphatic decisions on four players ahead of the summer window.