'Red card all day long': Ex-Rangers striker blasts Alfredo Morelos for 'ridiculous challenge' against Dundee United.
Alfredo Morelos was “a very lucky boy” to get away with only a yellow card for a first-half challenge against Dundee United, according to ex-Rangers striker Kris Boyd.
By Craig Fowler
Published 13th Dec 2020, 13:04 BST
Updated 13th Dec 2020, 13:05 BST
The Colombian was shown a yellow card by referee Steven McLean after catching Mark Connolly with a forearm to the face as the two challenged for an aerial ball.
Replays showed that Morelos, who was sent off five times in the 2018/19 season, led with his arm in the challenge and extended it out in order to make contact with Connolly.
Boyd, working as a pundit for Sky Sports, was in no doubt that the match official had made the incorrect decision.
He said: “It's a red card all day long. He’s a very lucky boy.
“If he catches him initially you can say OK, but you can see he extends his arm out.
“It’s a ridiculous challenge. Morelos and Rangers got away with one there.”
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