As reported by The Daily Record, Rangers stars Alfredo Morelos and Greg Docherty were involved in a furious tunnel bust-up in the wake of their defeat to Celtic on Sunday.
Rangers again failed to show they are a match for the Hoops yesterday, demolished 4-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.
It was a bitterly disappointing afternoon for everyone involved at the club but it seems the problems within Graeme Murty’s squad run deeper than a simple derby defeat.
The Record report that Morelos and Docherty had to be pulled apart after the match ‘amidst chaotic scenes’.
The paper had a witness on the scene, who said: “Emotions were running high. Morelos and Docherty went for each other and it was just as well there were enough people around to split them up before things got completely out of hand. To make matters even more embarrassing some of Celtic’s backroom team were present at the time and they saw what went on.”
The report goes on to state there were even more heated exchanges in the dressing room after the incident as the players and staff tried to deal with the cup exit.
It’s clear now that the Rangers squad needs a manager who can bring discipline and focus to the dressing room.
Aside from the tunnel bust-up, incidents yesterday also included Andy Halliday screaming at the coaching staff after being substituted and Daniel Candeias storming up the tunnel after being taken off.
Murty doesn’t appear to have the respect of his players and a change in manager now seems inevitable.
Can a new boss galvanise the squad and help them move forward this summer, or is it a squad clear out that club need?