ALLY McCOIST has opened fire on the SFA and declared their disciplinary procedure “a shambles”.

The Rangers legend hit out after the prolonged fall-out following his former side’s 2-1 win over Celtic at Parkhead last month.

And McCoist also insisted it was an “absolute disgrace” the way the bosses treated Hoops midfielder Ryan Christie after his incident with Alfredo Morelos that saw him cop a three-game ban for an “act of brutality” leading to a violent conduct charge.

The Scottish football hierarchy are still making judgements TWENTY-ONE days after the game.

Steven Gerrard’s side face a hearing over failing to ensure “employees and players conduct themselves in an orderly fashion” and coach Michael Beale must answer his own misconduct charge.

There were also calls for Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent to be punished for gestures made during the game, although it’s since been confirmed no action will be taken against either player.

McCoist believes the situation has spiralled out of control and he told Premier Sports: “Listen, it’s a shambles.

VIOLENT CONDUCT…SFA’s verdict on Ryan Christie and Alfredo Morelos incident.

“The boy Ryan Christie, it’s an absolute disgrace what happened to him after that game.

“One of the problems is the fact the game was three weeks ago and there’s not been any football since.

“The press, the media, the fans – everybody still wants to talk about it.

“Why has it taken so long? It’s embarrassing, it really is. It’s one disaster, one mistake after another.

“I thought the Ryan Christie thing was shocking, I don’t know what was going on with that.

“Ryan Kent, what’s going to happen to Ryan Kent?

“Robbie Keane, one of the best goalscorers the country’s ever seen, made his celebration every week shooting fans and having a go.

“Morelos, clearly, I didn’t like it at all. But are you going to tell me Morelos was telling 10,000 Celtic fans he’s going to slit their throat?

“No, he’s saying the game’s over, the game’s finished. Let’s just get on with it.”



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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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