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.