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Gerrard could be banned for Old Firm after Rangers boss sent off vs Livingston

Steven Gerrard is facing the threat of a touchline ban that would force him to watch the upcoming Old Firm derby from the stands.

The Rangers boss was sent-off in his side’s win at Livingston on Wednesday night.

Gerrard was dismissed at half-time having been involved in a heated exchange with referee John Beaton.

He took issue with the decision to book Alfredo Morelos for simulation despite there appearing to be contact between himself and Livingston goalkeeper Max Stryjek.

Gerrard was less than impressed with the decision and was heard yelling: “I know why you’re not speaking to me, it’s because you got it f****** bang wrong.

“You’re bang out of order.”

Steven Gerrard was sent-off on Wednesday night

It means Gerrard could be absent from the touchline for the clash with Celtic at Parkhead later this month.

Before that the Scottish league leaders can finally secure the title against St Mirren this weekend should results go their way.

Gerrard’s focus is now on preparing his team and admits he will accept whatever punishment may come his way.

“This is on me,” said the Rangers chief. “This has got nothing to do with any other manager or any other club, this is on me. This is my situation.

The Rangers boss could be in the stands for the Old Firm derby
The Rangers boss could be in the stands for the Old Firm derby

“I’ll go and enjoy this win and I’ll sleep well tonight, and I’ll get my team ready for St Mirren.

“Whatever letters come my way, I’ll deal with them.

“If someone wants to stop me being on the side of a pitch, don’t worry – I’ll celebrate when the time comes.”

Morelos scored his side’s winner with three minutes remaining at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

Gerrard may yet get a reprieve for the Old Firm derby depending on whether he is charged and when the hearing is set.




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