Rangers boss Steven Gerrard was shown two yellow cards after approaching referee John Beaton on the pitch at half-time; Gerrard appeared to be angered by Beaton’s decision to book Alfredo Morelos after the Rangers striker went down in the Livingston penalty area
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was sent off at half-time of his side’s Scottish Premiership match at Livingston on Wednesday.
Gerrard was shown two yellow cards and then a red after confronting referee John Beaton on the pitch following the half-time whistle, at which point the contest was goalless.
The Rangers boss appeared to have been angered by Beaton’s decision to book Alfredo Morelos after the forward went down in the penalty area under a challenge from Livingston goalkeeper Max Stryjek shortly before the break.
Former Rangers forward and Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd thought the Scottish Premiership leaders were unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty.
He said: “When you are going around the goalkeeper and you have an empty net to put it in, you’re not going to go down.
“I cannot understand why a penalty kick has not been given there.”
Morelos has had his disciplinary issues during his time at Rangers but Boyd added: “What has happened in the past is irrelevant.
“You are refereeing this game tonight.
“That is a stonewall penalty kick – end of story.
“It doesn’t matter what Alfredo Morelos has done in the past.”