SFA have given their verdict on the disciplinary case against Steven Gerrard and it is safe to say that it does not make any sense.
As most of you would know by now, Steven Gerrard was given the all clear yesterday by the SFA regarding his disciplinary case as nothing was proven against the Rangers manager.
Now, for those who don’t know, the disciplinary case was brought against Gerrard for his comments in the aftermath of the Rangers vs Dundee United game. During the game, Morelos had been on the end of a rash tackle which did not see Ryan Edwards being sent off.
Following the game, Gerrard had questioned whether the decision from the referee would have been the same if the boot would been on the other foot and it was the Colombian was making the challenge.
As reported by The Scottish Sun, the Rangers manager said:
"“I was impressed with United today so I don’t want to make headlines and say a kid should have got this or that.“I don’t want to be that type of manager.“But what I would say is that I’d be very interested to see what the decision would have been from the officials had the shoe been on the other foot and Alfredo had made that tackle.”"
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That was enough for the SFA to slap a disciplinary case on him and there was danger of him being forced to sit in the stands when his side travels to Celtic Park this Saturday, to take on the reigning champions of Scotland. At the end of the day though, it was a lot of noise for nothing as Gerrard was allowed to walk free.
To most people, those comments must pretty straight forward. What could the SFA not prove? Who knows?
But was this a calculated decision they know how big of a uproar it would cause from the Rangers fans if they banned Steven Gerrard just before the Glasgow Derby. And to be honest, most Celtic fans would most probably prefer the decision as well. At the end of the day, it gives them the opportunity to beat their Glasgow rivals with their manager watching on from the sidelines with nowhere to hide.