Former Celtic player Chris Sutton has penned a furious attack on the Scottish FA after it was confirmed that Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos will not be retrospectively punished for three incidents during the recent Old Firm derby.
Morelos was involved in numerous altercations during Rangers 1-0 victory last weekend. However, referee John Beaton took no action and the Scottish FA did not deem the matter worthy of punishment.
-Kicks brown in the goolies
-Stands studs down on Ralston's back
-Grabs Christie in the goolies
Commited 4 fouls in open play aswell.
Beaton done his hardest to not book him and succeeded. Hunbelievable. pic.twitter.com/PAE3XI72EF
— Paul B ? (@p_bov1) December 29, 2018
Writing in his Daily Record column, Sutton hinted that the decision was based on a bias towards Rangers from the Scottish FA.
Make no mistake, the referee and the SFA, have done the Ibrox club a massive favour by letting Alfredo Morelos off the hook. They’ve also made Scottish football look like a stitch up.
A friend of mine called on Thursday afternoon after the decision was announced and said: ‘I know there are all these conspiracies in Scottish football, but letting Morelos off just makes it looks like the SFA want Rangers to win the league’. I had no answer to him. What could I say? That’s exactly what it looks like.
Face it, this ridiculous non-decision leaves the SFA wide open to accusations of corruption.
The Scottish FA were hamstrung by the fact the referee did see the incidents in full.
Meanwhile, Rangers are set to strengthen their ranks with the signing of 36-year-old English striker Jermain Defoe on loan. The Bournemouth man is set to sign an 18-month deal that would see him move to Glasgow to join Gerrard's outfit.