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Watch Clancy join the Honest Mistake Club as Morelos escapes third red card in six weeks

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It was business as usual for Alfredo Morelos at Easter Road last night as the Colombian ace continued unhindered to attack fellow professionals in Scottish football.

Since John Beaton allowed him to escape Scot-Free from attacks on Scott Brown, Ryan Christie and Tony Ralston at Ibrox in December 2018 other referees have followed that lead.

After the token ‘frustrated and disappointed’ statement from Celtic Peter Lawwell had a Hampden meeting with Ian Maxwell with Beaton rewarded by being put in charge of the 2020 Scottish Cup Final.

Last night Kevin Clancy looked on from close range and decided that no action was needed for a ‘tangle of legs’ as Morelos stamped on Ryan Porteous.

At the start of this month Morelos stamped on the heel of Jeremie Frimpong after just three minutes, Bobby Madden took no action. Morelos was later booked then restrained by Madden as he lashed out at Scott Brown.

In mid-December Steven McLean awarded a yellow card for a first half forearm smash on Mark Connolly. The Ibrox side went on to win 2-1 with Morelos given a two-match retrospective suspension.

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