Date: 2nd January 2020 at 12:49pm
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Chris Sutton has called out Alex Rae and other pundits in denial about the gesture made by Alfredo Morelos to Celtic fans after being sent off in the Glasgow derby.

The Colombian striker screwed up his face and slowly drew his finger across his throat in a universal gesture that doesn’t need any explanation.

Twenty-four hours after the match a statement from Ibrox claimed that Morelos was subjected to racist abuse but so far no evidence has emerged to confirm that claim.

Rae, who served a five match UEFA ban in 2004 for attempting to kick a grounded opponent on the head, has led the defence of Morelos.

The latest excuse from Ibrox is that their star striker actually made a ‘Game Over’ gesture with claims being put forward that he made a similar gesture against Midtjylland earlier in the season. The gestures were very different.

Rae contributes to Radio Clyde, Radio Scotland, BT Sport, TalkSPORT and is a regular on the Ladbrokes Social Club.

Discussing Rae’s five match UEFA ban BBC Scotland reported:

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Rae said after his Champions League debut: “The ball was actually there and he put his head down between my foot and the ball. It looked worse than it was, without a doubt. No action was taken by the referee.”

The SFA have yet to announce any punishment for the gestures made by Morelos.