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Rangers man has his morals questioned by ex-referee following Old Firm incident

Rangers lost 2-nil to Celtic at Ibrox on Saturday, but a lot of their fans believe the hosts should have won a penalty after Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos appeared to had been tripped by Jozo Simunovic.

The referee waved play on, as the Rangers man actually went over the visitors’ defender to feign a foul.

Former English Premier League top referee Dermot Gallagher was on Sky Sports Scotland’s Ref Watch to weigh in his thoughts on the officiating between the bitter rivals.

According to the ex-whistleman, Morelos “made” the foul, and the centre-ref gave the right call by not getting tricked into believing the Colombian was rightly brought down.

Given the incident happened 12 minutes into the game, a spotkick and a resultant goal off it could have turned the game on its head.

Both sides played out a goal-less first-half, but goals from Tom Rogic 5 minutes after play resumed and Leigh Griffiths’ 65th minute strike laid bare Rangers’ defensive issues.

The Gers have now failed to win against Celtic in their last 6 league encounters, with their last victory coming in March 2012.

Not even a moment of deceit from Morelos could get the results turn in their favour, and Rangers aren’t looking like a side capable of emerging as runners-up, not to talk of challenging Celtic for the title.