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Rangers: Fans cry foul over treatment of Alfredo Morelos after Ryan Porteous tackle

Rangers: Fans cry foul over treatment of Alfredo Morelos after Ryan Porteous tackle

Despite seeing their team cruise to a comfortable 3-0 victory and close the gap at the top of the Premiership to two points, plenty of Rangers fans on Twitter were fuming over one incident from last night’s tempestuous encounter at Easter Road.

The result was overshadowed by a reckless challenge from Hibernian’s Ryan Porteous on Borna Barisic, one which saw the offender sent off and which instigated ugly scenes as objects were thrown at the stricken Rangers defender and coaches from both benches become involved in a melee. [via BBC]

Sky Sports reporter Ron Walker described the 60th-minute tackle by Porteous as “atrocious” as he flew in high on Barisic, catching the Croatian on his standing leg, although thankfully the Rangers man was able to play on and complete the match.

A number of ‘Gers fans on Twitter drew comparisons between Porteous’ reckless lunge and the treatment of Alfredo Morelos, who was suspended for last night’s clash after being sent off in last week’s win at Motherwell when his gesture towards the opposition fans was deemed offensive (as per BBC).

The Colombian was criticised by pundits Tam McManus and Kenny Miller over the incident which led to his sixth red card since the start of last season.

Here is a portion of the reaction from Rangers fans over Porteous’ foul on Barisic last night:

Do you think the book should be thrown at Porteous considering the treatment Morelos has had in some quarters over the last week? Comment below with your views!

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