After being cited for violent conduct in the Scottish Premiership tie against Dundee United, BBC Sport has reported that Rangers accept the two-match ban that has subsequently been handed out to Alfredo Morelos.
Glasgow Rangers Accept Two Match Ban
Alfredo Morelos Given Retrospective Red Card
The Colombian striker is dealt with the extended ban retrospectively following an incident at Tannadice on December 13.
Rangers were 2-1 up in the match when Morelos clashed with Dundee United player Mark Connolly, catching him with his elbow.
Alfredo Morelos initially escaped that feat, after referee Steven MacLean deemed the incident to only be worthy of a yellow card, but he has subsequently been hit with a two-match ban. The match
A point of contention over the change of punishment is over the fact that the referee saw the incident and because he issued the yellow card, a change to a red card is not possible.
Whilst this is true under the usual ‘double jeopardy’ law, in the case of violent conduct there is an exception to the rule and that rule means Morelos will now miss the games against St Mirren in the Betfred Cup and the Premiership tie against Motherwell.
Boss Gerrard Felt Yellow Card Was Sufficient
“The referee saw it and dealt with it. It was a foul and a yellow card and it’s been dealt with. But if you look at it again, next time I see you you’ll say it wasn’t an elbow.”
Rangers Accept Two Match Ban
Rangers could have appealed the ban at a tribunal set for Thursday, December 17, but a failed appeal would have resulted in an even further extended ban and, in view of this, Rangers have accepted the punishment.