Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be free to manage his side from the touchline against Celtic after a not proven verdict was given at an SFA disciplinary hearing.

The Ibrox gaffer had been hauled in front of the SFA Compliance Officer and panel of judges after comments he made about a challenge on Alfredo Morelos in the 4-0 win over Dundee United.

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard was hauled up in front of a disciplinary panel for comments he made in the aftermath of the 4-0 win over Dundee United. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers boss Gerrard was left frustrated after Ryan Edwards took a chunk out of Alfredo Morelos’ leg with referee Kevin Clancy failing to call for a foul let alone dish out a card.

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Gerrard had suggested the decision may well have been different if it was Alfredo Morelos committing the foul.

Here’s what Gerrard said:

“I don’t want to make any headlines and say the kid should have got this, or should have got that. I don’t want to be that type of manager.

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“But what I would say is I’d be very interested to see what the decision would have been from the officials if the shoe was on the other foot and it was Alfredo who’s made that tackle.”

Rangers themselves came out firing about the decision, claiming they were “bemused” that Gerrard had been charged by the authorities [Rangers].

The club have released a short statement on Twitter reiterating their confusion over why the charge was brought in the first place following the verdict.

Whilst the decision has obviously been met with celebration from many Rangers fans, they’ve been left similarly confused by the decision to raise the action in the first place.

For some of the club’s supporters this is vindication for Rangers’ outspoken opposition to the charges but also a distinct waste of money for everyone involved:

 

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