Rangers furious as hat-trick hero stretchered off due to horror challenge

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Rangers furious as hat-trick hero stretchered off due to horror challenge

Rangers star Alex Lowry is one of the brightest talents in Scotland, but everything that’s wrong with the country was summed in an instant by hammer thrower Ally Love.

Lowry, 19, had just netted a stunning hattrick to show his quality in a 7-0 SPFL Trust Trophy rout against League Two leaders Dumbarton.

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The disgraceful Ally Love would then embarrass himself and Scottish football by jealously and disgustingly hacking Lowry down in an appalling instant in the match.

This is a 31-year-old no-mark journeyman lower league Scottish footballer physically assaulting a majorly talented young boy with the world at his feet.

What an embarrassment and no wonder the Scottish footballing community are coming together to direct their ire and shame towards Ally Love.

Remarkably, Dumbarton were already 7-0 down at the time with minutes to go and there was genuinely no need for this horrific tackle.

Jealously is a hell of a thing and it’s easy to see why Love never made it to the top of the game.

What’s even worse is that the referee – officiating being another serious issue in Scottish football – only flashed a yellow card in the player’s direction.

The only decision more embarrassing than this on the night was Ally Love deciding to ruthlessly scythe down a player who has more talent in his left pinky toe than Love could ever dream of.

It’s not the first unsavoury incident of Love’s career either.

Rangers B coach McCallum fuming with Ally Love challenge

The moment overshadowed what was a stunning performance by the Rangers B Team and Alex Lowry in particular with the young Gers putting seven by the current League Two leaders.

Lowry netted three with Charlie McCann, Zak Lovelace, Stephen Kelly and Arron Lyall getting the other goals in an impressive rout in Dumbarton. Read the official match report HERE.

Alex Lowry put in a Man of the Match display as he continues to impress with the B Team and recovers from a pre-season injury. It’s not clear if this tackle will set him back.

B Team manager David McCallum has railed against the challenge come full-time and claims that the entire club are not happy with the behaviour of Ally Love.

”I’m actually quite angry,” said McCallum [RangersTV].

“I’ve just watched one of our brightest talents get a tackle that I thought was wrong, I thought it was at a time in the game when the game’s gone, I don’t think there was any need for that to happen.

“We’ve now got someone sitting in that dressing room in Alex Lowry who’s got a real sore one.

“I want to talk about the players, I want to talk about how good the performance was, because it was a really strong performance, but right now my emotions are more concerned for Alex after a tackle which was wrong.

“The medical team is looking at him just now. I see a guy in there in pain; football happens, you’re going to get tackles, but that situation, not for me.

“I think it was way beyond the line that was appropriate for that time, it shouldn’t have happened.”

Let’s hope Alex Lowry recovers from this disgraceful tackle quickly and we see him in a Rangers top soon.

As for Ally Love, well, physically assaulting Alex Lowry is probably going to be the thing that most people remember him for and that speaks volumes about his career.

Meanwhile, one player who has been linked with an Ibrox exit was spotted back in training amid much speculation surrounding his future.