Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has had his say on the SFA failing to retrospectively punish Dundee United defender Ryan Edwards for a knee-high horror challenge on Alfredo Morelos.

Morelos was eventually stretchered off after the tackle which saw Edwards follow through and catch the Colombian just above the knee in the 4-0 Ibrox win.

The incident drew the ire of Rangers fans who criticised whistler Kevin Clancy for failing to give a free-kick let alone a yellow or red card.

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After a three-man panel failed to reach a unanimous decision concerning the incident the SFA have chosen not to pursue Edwards, with some fans believing it sends a worrying message about hard tackling on Gers stars.

However, as Rangers prepare for their Europa League QR2 match against Lincoln Red Imps in Gibraltar the Gers boss was eager to move on from the incident.


“It’s not important, to be honest, I’ve moved on,” said Gerrard [Rangers].


“We don’t make them decisions, we can’t control them.

“It’s not really worth making headlines now it’s done and dusted, the decision’s been made and all our focus is on qualifying for the next round.”

Gerrard’s comments come after he questioned whether or not the decision to let the player remain on the field would’ve been different if it was Alfredo Morelos making the challenge.

“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].

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Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was stretchered off after the Ryan Edwards horror challenge at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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

Despite being stretchered off Alfredo Morelos could be set for a return to the starting XI against Lincoln Red Imps after Steven Gerrard also revealed that the striker was fit to play.

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