Ian Holloway gives verdict on Rangers star Andy Halliday's sending-off against Morton

Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway believes Andy Halliday's red card for Rangers against Morton was ridiculous.

Pundit Ian Holloway has told Sky Sports that he can't see why Rangers star Andy Halliday was sent off against Morton on Monday evening.

The Gers notched up another win in the Scottish Championship on Monday, beating Morton 2-0 thanks to goals from Kenny Miller and Barrie McKay.

The result leaves Rangers five points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship, ahead of this weekend's crucial top of the table clash against Falkirk at Ibrox.

One player who won't be playing in that game against Falkirk is midfielder Andy Halliday, who was bizarrely sent off against Morton.

Halliday celebrated after McKay's goal made it 2-0, but the referee strangely deemed his celebration to have been exuberant, and handed him a second yellow card.

The midfielder was bemused, and fans still can't figure out what Halliday is supposed to have done wrong - and former manager Ian Holloway shares their confusion.

Pundit Holloway told Sky Sports that he doesn't think Halliday did anything other than goad the opposition, something Chelsea striker Diego Costa does on a regular basis.

Additionally, Rangers can't appeal the ban because Halliday received two yellow cards rather than one red - and Hlloway also thinks that is ridiculous for Mark Warburton's men.

"I've seen it three times now, and I can't see anything in it," said Holloway. "I don't think he's done anything wrong apart from goading. Everybody goads don't they? Costa goaded the Arsenal fans. That's not a booking. I don't understand. And if you can't overturn a booking, when it's blatantly wrong like that, what is the game coming to?" he added.

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