The first Old Firm derby of the new year had been a keenly contested one as expected.
With Rangers looking to go 19 points clear of Celtic with a win, Steven Gerrard’s side were being comfortably pegged back until a ridiculous intervention from Nir Bitton.
As the hosts broke down the right hand side, Alfredo Morelos looked to be in on goal as he turned Bitton.
In a moment of utter madness, the Celtic man decided to rugby tackle the striker, leaving the referee with no option other than to issue a direct red.
“It’s a ridiculous challenge – he knows exactly what he’s doing!”
Celtic are down to 10-men as Nir Bitton is given a straight red card for this challenge! ?
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