Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos has apologized for the red card in 2-1 defeat in Sunday’s Old Firm derby. The Colombian received a four-game ban after elbowing Celtics captain Scott Brown.
Morelos took to Twitter to share his thoughts about the unsavory incident at the Celtic Park. He wrote:
“I would like to offer an apology to all the fans, my teammates and the coaching staff for what happened in yesterday’s match.”
He also assured to avoid such behavior in the future.
“I promise to do everything in my power to ensure that nothing like that happens again & to give the club and the fans my all. Thanks for the support and affection you’ve always given me.”
The red card in the Old Firm derby was Morelo’s fifth of the season. He was sent off in the first half soon after Odsonne Edouard's goal put Scottish Premiership leaders ahead.
Meanwhile, Andy Halliday will serve a one-match ban for his dismissal against Celtic. He received a second yellow card after the final whistle for a clash with Brown, who was celebrating in front of the Rangers fans.
Liverpool midfielder Ryan Kent, who scored Rangers' equalizer loan club Rangers, will likely face retrospective action for punching Brown.