Alfredo Morelos will not face any charges.

Chris Sutton left fuming as Alfredo Morelos faces no charge for Old Firm incident

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Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has no disciplinary charges to answer from the 1-0 win over Celtic at Ibrox

The 22-year-old Colombia striker appeared to kick out at Hoops skipper Scott Brown, stand on defender Anthony Ralston and flick out his hand at midfielder Ryan Christie’s groin area during the victory on December 29 which took the Light Blues level on points with the Ladbrokes Premiership leaders.

However, referee John Beaton saw all three incidents in their entirety and on that basis no retrospective action can be taken.

It is good news for Rangers and the former HJK Helsinki player, who only recently returned from a two-game domestic suspension after he was sent off in the 1-0 defeat to the Dons at Ibrox on December

Morelos has picked up 13 yellow cards and three reds this season, albeit one against Aberdeen earlier in the season was rescinded.

Unsurprisingly, the Scottish FA's decision to let Morelos get away with his actions in the Old Firm has raised a lot of eyebrows.

None more so than former player Chris Sutton, who posted his feelings about the decision on Twitter earlier today.

Known for his blunt and brutal analysis, the former Celtic striker couldn't hide his true feelings about Morelos escaping any punishment.

Sutton tweeted: "Only in Scotland... This is shambolic... Kick and stamp and get let off... buffoonery of the highest order from the SFA..."

Strong words indeed from the former player turned pundit.

It's safe to say it's been an Old Firm to forget for Celtic. They lost 1-0, ending their unbeaten run against their rivals, and now a key player for Rangers won't face any punishment for some obvious wrongdoings.

You can understand why Sutton is so angered at the decision, especially given there were three separate incidents involving the Rangers striker.

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