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GERRARD HIT WITH ONE-GAME BAN

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STEVEN GERRARD has copped a one-match ban for comments made to referee Bobby Madden after Rangers’ 2-1 loss to Celtic at Parkhead on Sunday.

The Ibrox side had Alfredo Morelos sent off in the first-half following a flashpoint incident when he thumped a left elbow into the face of Hoops skipper Scott Brown in an explosive off-the-ball incident.

The Colombian was dismissed by referee Bobby Madden for the FIFTH time in a tempestuous season.

There was a rammy at full-time when Brown was also the centre of chaotic scenes that saw Gers defender Andy Halliday pick up a second yellow card and an automatic suspension that kept him out of the side that beat Hearts 3-0 at Ibrox last night.

Gerrard made his feelings clear to Madden in the aftermath of a towsy encounter and that has resulted in a one-match ban from the SFA.

Hampden chiefs have set a principal hearing date of Thursday May 2, with the Ibrox club given until tomorrow to respond to the charge.

It is unclear yet whether Gerrard will contest the punishment.

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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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