CONTROVERSIAL Colombian Alfredo Morelos has apologised to Rangers fans following his red card in his side’s 2-1 defeat against Celtic at Parkhead on Sunday.

The 29-goal Ibrox striker was dismissed for the FIFTH time this season after thumping his left elbow into the face of Hoops skipper Scott Brown.

Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard admitted he could no longer defend the player and recommended the board give his weekly wage to the supporters who witnessed the defeat that saw the Govan outfit fall 13 points behind thir great rivals in the title race.

Morelos, 22, wrote on Twitter: “Good afternoon, I would like to offer an apology to all the fans, my team-mates and the coaching staff for what happened in yesterday’s match.

“I promise to do everything in my power to ensure that nothing like that happens again and to give the club and the fans my all. Thanks for the support and affection you’ve always given me.”

FIST OF FURY…Ryan Kent thumps Scott Brown.

Morelos will now be banned for at least four games – two extra matches on top of his automatic suspension because of his previous record.

His first red card of the season was downgraded to a yellow for kicking Scott McKenna, but he has now been banished a further three times in the Premiership – another twice against the Dons and now Celtic – and once in the Europa League.

Andy Halliday will also miss tomorrow’s visit of Hearts after receiving a second yellow card after the match.

Ryan Kent will discover later today whether he faces a ban after lashing out at Brown in the wake of James Forrest’s 86th-minute winner.


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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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