Steven Gerrard has laid down the law to his players after a video of Joe Worrall swearing about Celtic emerged online.
Gerrard was unamused by the incident and told reporters the matter would be dealt with internally. He also took the opportunity to fire a warning shot to any of his players who might be involved in this sort of thing in the future.
For Gerrard the message was simple. He was decidedly unhappy about the entire thing.
“We will deal with that internally but I have made it quite clear I was unhappy about it and about the conduct,” explains Gerrard, as quoted by The Express. “Hopefully after the words said to the players, situations like that won’t happen again. If they do, players will be severely punished for it.
“We expect the same respect back”
“I am not one of these managers who wants them to live indoors and not come out. We give them the respect they deserve and we expect the same respect back.
“They have to take responsibility for their own behaviour on a night out. That’s it.”
The Gers gaffer has made his position very clear and wants his player to ensure they conduct themselves correctly. At the end of the day, this kind of thing brings unwanted attention into the club.
This is something Gerrard is clearly eager to avoid. The Rangers manager also praised the performance of the Rangers fans at the Player of the Year Awards where Alfredo Morelos swept up the awards.
Rangers defender Worrall will also not be a Rangers player for much longer. The Nottingham Forest centre half is set to return to his parent club in the summer.