Christophe Berra criticises Rangers forward Kyle Lafferty

Christophe Berra of Heart of Midlothian scores during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers won against Hearts, thanks to goals from Connor Goldson and Alfredo Morelos.

Kyle Lafferty of Rangers takes a look around the pitch prior to the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Villarreal CF at Ibrox Stadium on November 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...Rangers forward Kyle Lafferty

Heart of Midlothian defender Christophe Berra has criticised Rangers forward Kyle Lafferty, as quoted in The Daily Record.

Berra was not pleased with the way his former teammate Lafferty celebrated the win for Rangers against Hearts in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon.

Steven Gerrard’s side came from a goal down to get the better of Hearts 2-1 at the Tynecastle Stadium, with Connor Goldson and Alfredo Morelos finding the net for the Ibrox club.

 

Rangers ended the match with 10 men due to the dismissal of Scott Arfield in the 72nd minute.

Lafferty celebrated the Rangers win with the fans, and Hearts defender Berra was not impressed.

The 31-year-old Northern Ireland international joined Rangers from Scottish Premiership rivals Hearts in the summer of 2018 for a transfer fee reported by The Glasgow Evening Times to be worth £500,000.

Kyle Lafferty of Rangers is seen in the tunnel prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Berra told The Daily Record regarding Lafferty: “Kyle is a great lad and I’ve no problem with him, but he’s got to remember what this club did for him.

“Don’t get me wrong, Rangers pay his wages. It was just heat of the moment, he was away celebrating and I thought he could have shown a bit of class. Remember it was these fans who got him that move. I was just angry at losing.”

Title challenge

The win against Hearts means that Rangers are now a point clear of bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

Celtic do have a game in hand, but it is clear that there is a genuine title race in the Scottish top flight.

Christophe Berra of Heart of Midlothian scores during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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