Rangers have launched an appeal for the yellow card given to Alfredo Morelos for diving in Tuesday’s Scottish Cup replay defeat to Aberdeen.
Kevin Clancy couldn’t get his card out quick enough as he punished Morelos for the tangle with Andrew Considine. Replays later showed that it was pretty much a stonewaller.
So given Rangers have appealed the yellow – which if successful would see Morelos available for the next Scottish Cup game the club play – is this more about insinuating the ref got it wrong?
Rangers have appealed this yellow card handed out to Alfredo Morelos.
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Especially when you consider we’re out of the cup. And all of the transfer talk surrounding the 22 year old Colombian. Alfredo Morelos might’ve delighted fans when he signed a new deal, but that’s no guarantee he’ll be here next year.
Sky Sports suggested interest from the likes of Dortmund. Whilst The Daily Record suggested Eintracht Frankfurt sent a scout to watch the player in the 1-1 draw at Easter Road.
Indeed, Alfredo Morelos might never play in the Scottish Cup again. But in case he sticks around, it’d be great to have him available.
That said, more than just rescind the yellow, Rangers could well make a point. Even if the player was lucky to be on the pitch after that.
Not awarding the penalty changed the game. Even if Rangers could barely muster a chance beyond that all night.
With this appeal, it’s confirmation that a referee once again got a high-profile mistake wrong.
His hearing for the appeal will be held tomorrow at Hampden.