Ally McCoist reveals Celtic pals brutal Alfredo Morelos dig but Rangers icon has killer one-liner response – Daily Record

Ally McCoist reveals Celtic pals brutal Alfredo Morelos dig but Rangers icon has killer one-liner response – Daily Record

Rangers icon Ally McCoist claims it’s “nonsense” to suggest Nir Bitton shouldn’t have been given a straight red card after hauling down Alfredo Morelos.

The Celtic star’s dismissal changed last Saturday’s dust-up before Callum McGregor’s goal secured victory for Steven Gerrard’s side and a 19-point lead at the top

And McCoist admits one of his Hoops-supporting friends joked that Bobby Madden should have made it a yellow due to Morelos’ barren run against the Hoops.

But the 58-year-old – known for his pranks and one-liners – couldn’t resist noising up his pal about his side’s own shortcomings between the sticks during their exchange.

Speaking on BT Sport’s Scottish Football Extra, he  said: “As in most Old Firm games, the result was the most important thing.

Rangers were not at their best.

“The game completely turned on the correct sending off of Nir Bitton.

“I’ve heard a lot of nonsense saying it wasn’t a goalscoring opportunity.

“In fact, one of my Celtic supporting friends took great pleasure in telling me it wasn’t a goalscoring opportunity because it was Morelos going through, which I was rather amused at.

“I had to remind him, of course, that it indeed was a goalscoring opportunity because it was Barkas in goal!

“I think those two level themselves out a little bit.”

McCoist was in jovial mood talking about the big fixture but he was deadly serious as he ripped apart Celtic’s controversial training camp to Dubai.

He added: “But, c’mon guys, in the current climate, who in their right mind thinks it’s a good idea to go to another country with a group of players when there’s just been this second bout of the virus?

“It’s a stupid idea in so many ways, so many counts.”