CHRIS SUTTON has fired a scornful remark to reports the Ibrox club will write to the SFA for an explanation over why Alfredo Morelos’ first-half ‘goal’ was disallowed in the 3-2 loss at Parkhead yesterday.
The controversial Colombian striker jostled with right-back Alistair Johnston before knocking a right-wing corner-kick from Borna Barisic past Joe Hart from close range in the 20th minute.
However, Morelos and the joy of his team-mates who thought they had gone 1-0 up was short-lived when referee Kevin Clancy blew for a push on the defender.
The match official’s decision was backed up by assistant Nick Walsh in the VAR studio and the hosts were awarded a free-kick.
FLATTENED…Alistair Johnston hits the deck after a push in the back by Alfredo Morelos.
Michael Beale’s players were raging at the judgement, but the whistler waved away their protests.
It is understood the Govan hierarchy will now write to the Scottish football rulers to demand an answer, according to a report on Sky Sports.
Former Celtic goal hero Sutton was quick to ridicule the notion, taking to Twitter to say: “You couldn’t make this up.
“The SFA will write back: “Dear Rangers, it’s because it was a foul by big Alf…”
An upset Beale, who has now lost two in a row to Ange Postecoglou’s side, whined: “I’m disappointed in one or two decisions from the officials. The VAR officials. Not Kevin on the pitch because I think if you look at the goal that’s disallowed for Alfredo Morelos.
“You look at the number on the back of his shirt, why is their guy not trying to play the ball?
“Only Alfredo’s trying to play the ball, they both got a hold of each other, but Alfredo’s numbers twisted around his back. I think it’s a goal. I think it’s a soft one.”
The Ibrox side went onto lose 3-2 and are now 12 points behind the champions with seven games to go.