Dundee United defender Ryan Edwards could face retrospective punishment for his disgraceful challenge on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.

According to the Daily Record, the Arabs man faces a nervous wait to see if the compliance officer will pick the case up this week after Morelos was stretchered off the pitch.

The vicious challenge left the Colombian with a nasty gash above his knee and forced him to be substituted off the park.

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Referee Kevin Clancy missed the challenge and failed to act but replays appeared to show this was a mistake as once again the controversial whistler shirked out a big decision involving Rangers.


Clancy drew the ire of Rangers fans for the decision with many questioning the referee’s suitability to officiate the Ibrox club’s matches.

It even had some demanding the club complain to the powers that be with the insinuation being that Clancy’s behaviour is putting Rangers players at risk.


If the SFA believe the challenge put Morelos at risk then Edwards could be served a notice of complaint and fast-tracked through the disciplinary process.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard would thankfully reveal after the game that Morelos’ injury didn’t look at bad as first feared and suggested the player could be available for the Europa League trip to Lincoln Red Imps.

The Ibrox gaffer also kicked up a stink by suggesting Clancy’s decision might’ve been different if the boot was on the other foot.

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Rangers striker Morelos was stretchered off the park after the tackle and Dundee United defender Ryan Edwards could now face retrospective punishment. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I only got a good view of it after the game. There’s obviously a follow-through there, I don’t want to stand here and say a kid should be sent off, of course I don’t,” said Gerrard [RangersTV].

“What would be interesting is if it was the other way around what the decision would have been.”

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