The Scottish Sun reports that Eros Grezda is facing an internal probe at Rangers after a series of incidents during Wednesday’s Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup win over Ballymena United.
The main accusation is that the Albanian international spat at opposition player Andrew Burns. He then squared up to Ballymena’s captain Jim Ervin, as tempers flared during the Third Round tie.
It’s also alleged in the report that Grezda made gestures toward home fans and ‘screamed in an opponents face’ rather shaking hands.
Dapo Mebude is also said to have been involved in heated exchanges during the second half.
A Rangers spokesman told the Scottish Sun: “Whatever action the club deems necessary will be taken after investigating.”
These are unsavoury revelations which detract from what was a fantastic win for the Rangers Colts over the NIFL Premiership club.
“There were incidents, which are not typical of an association with Rangers”, said Ballymena boss David Jeffrey, who managed Linfield from 1997-2014.
“Greg Docherty has apologised and as far as I am concerned, that is the end of it.”
Clearly, if an internal investigation is being launched, it may take time before this incident is cleared up.
None of these details sound good for Eros Grezda, though.
These allegations relate to disgusting behaviour not befitting of a Rangers player and if his Ibrox career wasn’t already finished, if he’s found guilty of a spitting offence, it will surely be the final nail in the coffin.
The Gers spent £2 million on the winger last summer and there was optimism surrounding the signing. However, he’s done very little to justify his price tag and now, he may have harmed the club’s reputation.