Player banned for two matches after grabbing opponent’s ‘balls’

first_imgAlfredo Morelos himself was later sent off in the closing stages of the game as Rangers came out on top in the game. Celtic player, Ryan Christie, has been sanctioned for getting a little too handsy in the Old Firm Derby against Rangers.The Scottish star, in a bid to stop Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos from going past him in the game, grabbed his opponent’s testicles.This forced Morelos to go down in a heap holding his groin area.Christie escaped punishment on the field but was sanctioned by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) who found him guilty after the match.Celtic released a statement expressing their disappointment with the decision.“Celtic Football Club and Ryan Christie are extremely disappointed at the outcome of the hearing today. Given the recent treatment of Celtic players and the lack of sanctions being imposed on those responsible, the fact that a sanction has been imposed on Ryan for the incident in question demonstrates a worrying lack of consistency in the Scottish FA fast track process.“Naturally, we will be contacting the Scottish FA regarding our concerns. Scottish football deserves a disciplinary process which is fair, consistent and fit for purpose.”last_img

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