Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos
Rangers striker Morelos was shown a yellow card during their Scottish League Cup quarter-final tie against Ayr United at Ibrox on Wednesday evening.
This means that the 22-year-old - who has been on the books of Rangers since the summer of 2017 when he moved to the Gers from Finnish team HJK Helsinki for a transfer fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £1.5 million - will miss the Ibrox club’s last-four tie.
Boyata is also suspended for Celtic’s Scottish League Cup semi-final tie due to his dismissal against St Johnstone in the 90th minute on Wednesday evening.
Former Celtic striker Sutton has criticised Morelos and 27-year-old Belgium international defender Boyata - who earns £14,000 per week as salary, according to The Daily Star.
Sutton wrote in The Daily Record: “Boyata was warned to zip it or he was off but still kept going with the abuse. It’s yet another Boyata apology to his team-mates. How many is that now?
“His behaviour damaged Celtic’s chances against AEK and now he has left his team in the lurch with all the injury problems in defence.
“As for Morelos, I know Steven Gerrard backed him in public but his patience will eventually run out. He’s a liability.
“Rangers were 2-0 up against Ayr, the game was done and he must have known the situation being on a booking from Kilmarnock and Kyle Lafferty cup-tied.
“There’s frustration and there’s plain stupidity. And his lack of brains has put his team in bother for Hampden.”
Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers could face each other in the final of the Scottish League Cup this season.
While Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic will face Heart of Midlothian in the semi-finals, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers will lock horns with Aberdeen in the last four.
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