Date: 21st March 2019 at 6:46am
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SPFL sponsors Ladbrokes have set up an interview to get match officials to ease up on Alfredo Morelos.

The Ibrox striker has picked up four red and 17 yellow cards this season but has also escaped untouched from a number of other flashpoints.

Last Saturday Morelos pushed Kirk Broadfoot over as referee Greg Aitken picked up the matchball for half-time, against Celtic in December he lashed out at Scott Brown, Ryan Christie and Tony Ralston without any punishment from referee John Beaton or retrospectively from the SFA.

Morelos faces Celtic again a week on Sunday with Daniel Candeais set up by Ladbrokes to get the excuses in early for his hot-headed team-mate.

People say Alfredo has too many red cards but in all the games the players provoke Alfredo,” his team-mate told the Daily Record. I have said before he is like Diego Costa and he gets provocations all through the games.

All the people look too much at Alfredo but the referees can help Alfredo in the games because they look too much at Alfredo.

When the games start, all the time the referees speak to Alfredo and say, ‘Hey, easy today’. But all the time the players provoke Alfredo.

At the start of the season in Aberdeen, Alfredo did nothing. All the time Scott McKenna provoked Alfredo.

All the players when they play against Rangers … I don’t know, have so much anger for Rangers and Alfredo.”

It seems that Candeias has no explanation for his club falling 10 points behind Celtic since their incredible derby breakthrough despite adding Jermain Defoe and Steve Davis to their squad.

On Tuesday the SFA are expected to announce the match officials for the Glasgow derby with Craig Thomson likely to get the fixture with Willie Collum and Beaton effectively out of contention.