Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has had a charge against him dropped by the SFA following a comment he made after the 4-0 win over Dundee United last month.
The Gers boss remarked on a poor challenge made by defender Ryan Edwards on Alfredo Morelos which went unpunished, suggesting if things were the other way around, it may have led to a different outcome.
After looking at the comments, the SFA’s disciplinary panel decided that the case was unproven against Gerrard. Supporters on Twitter were wondering why the charge was brought in the first place:
What a waste of everyone’s time.
— WellTravelledGlaswegian (@TravelledWell) October 12, 2020
Charge was not proven and rightly so!
— Carrie Cummings (@CarrieCummings4) October 12, 2020
The gaffer should never have been cited in the first place, this is what we’re up against. WATP❤️⚪️💙🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Browneyed Bluenose…BF3 (@BrowneyedBluen1) October 12, 2020
Ignore the noise 🔴⚪🔵
— Marlene Edgar (@MarleneEdgar3) October 12, 2020
“get the sfa binned” pic.twitter.com/L1If9zGF7S
— Glen 🇬🇧 (@Glxn72) October 12, 2020
SFA windup for the weekend only way past this is to WIN 💙💙
— haggarris (@haggarris) October 13, 2020
— Jamsa The Bluenose (@Abroad_54) October 12, 2020
Going by Rangers’ own statement after the verdict, it seems the club were equally perplexed as to why the SFA had decided to make such a big deal out of a rather innocuous comment.
In any case, Gerrard will be glad not to have that hanging over his head as he looks to guide his team to victory in a huge Old Firm derby this weekend.