ALFREDO MORELOS will be free to face Celtic after the Rangers striker escaped SFA punishment for his half-time bust-up with Kilmarnock’s Kirk Broadfoot in the 1-1 draw at Ibrox at the weekend, as Scotzine reported yesterday.

And the Rugby Park defender will not be punished, either, as compliance officer Clare Whyte failed to raise a fast track notice of complaint due to insufficient evidence of the incident.

Morelos and Broadffoot were facing a potential two-game ban after their head-to-head confrontation as the teams headed for the dressing room.

Images appeared to show the controversial Colombian lashing out at the ex-Gers star who looked as though he had trod on the back of the attacker’s ankle.

Broadfoot had reportedly blamed Morelos for stamping on his foot to spark the flashpoint during the bad-tempered clash.

Referee Greg Aitken missed the incident, but the pair were sweating on retrospective punishment, with Steven Gerrard’s 29-goal marksman facing the prospect of missing the game against the champions at Parkhead on March 31.

It is a must-win game for the Govan outfit to keep alive any hopes of a title success in the Liverpool legend’s debut season in Scottish soccer.

They go into the match against Neil Lennon’s outfit trailing by 10 points with only eight games left to play.

Broadfoot will also be free for selection in Killie’s game against Hamilton Accies the previous day.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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