Rangers key player Alfredo Morelos will be free to play against Hearts next weekend after his yellow card for diving against Dundee was overturned by the Scottish FA.
The Scottish FA’s disciplinary committee have decided to remove the booking issued by referee Greg Aitken in the 4-0 win over Dundee at Ibrox on Saturday which took the striker over the points threshold, as confirmed by the Gers on their official website.
Morelos was booked in the second-half of last weekend’s win over Neil McCann’s side when he collided with Dee keeper Elliott Parish, leaving the goalkeeper needing treatment for a nasty face wound and forcing his side into a substitution.
The booking had left the Light Blues furious and Gers boss Graeme Murty will be delighted to have the striker available when his side host the Jambos next weekend.
Morelos grabbed his 18th goal of the season in the win over Dundee which took the Gers back into second in the Scottish Premiership on goal difference.
Football Insider verdict:
The decision to book Morelos was farcical but, sadly, is par for the course when it comes to Scottish referees. It was clear to anyone who had even a passing glance at it that there was a collision between the Light Blues striker and Parish but the referee couldn’t get his yellow card out quick enough. Had he taken even 10 seconds or so to have a look he’d have quickly spotted the Dundee goalkeeper was covered in blood and had come into contact with something in the time that he dove at Morelos’ feet and the referee blowing his whistle seconds later.
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