Celtic vs Rangers
The big match in Scotland on Sunday was the Old Firm derby.
Celtic went into the game in first place, while Rangers were second.
Three points for Celtic would hammer a significant nail into Rangers’ title winning coffin.
And the first half went the way of the Bhoys as they scored while Rangers were reduced to ten men.
Scott Brown vs Alfredo Morelos
Odsonne Edouard broke the deadlock for Celtic midway through the first half.
Neil Lennon’s side then received a major boost when Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos was sent off in the 31st minute.
Morelos was dismissed for throwing an elbow at Scott Brown in an off the ball incident.
What the match official didn’t see, however, was how Scott Brown provoked the situation.
Behind the ref’s back, the Celtic midfielder tripped up Morelos as they moved up the pitch.
To be clear, Brown’s trip was intentional and spiteful.
However Morelos stupidly took the bait and lost it.
After having his movement impeded, Morelos reacted badly by swinging his left arm in Brown’s face.
Brown went down as if he had been shot and second later the red card came out.
Social media reaction
🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑 Alfredo Morelos has been sent off 5️⃣ times in all comps this season, 3 of which have come in the first half pic.twitter.com/EpOG4Eppq5
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) March 31, 2019
"Alfredo Morelos receives a red card"pic.twitter.com/gjFRxhiGWn
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) March 31, 2019
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 31, 2019
💥 Morelos sees red in the #OldFirm!
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) March 31, 2019