Ross County star 'being investigated' over alleged homophobic abuse against Rangers

Ross County midfielder Michael Gardyne is reportedly being investigated over alleged homophobic abuse in the recent match against Rangers.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard speaks with Michael Gardyne after the full-time whistle on Sunday. Picture: SNS
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard speaks with Michael Gardyne after the full-time whistle on Sunday. Picture: SNS

The SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte is reviewing evidence for Sunday’s contest in the Scottish Premiership, according to STV reporter Raman Bhardwaj.

Gardyne was at the centre of a flashpoint with several Rangers players visibly angered after an alleged comment made to striker Alfredo Morelos.

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Manager Steven Gerrard would later say the alleged remark “doesn’t belong on a football pitch”, without going into details about what it was.

He also added: "There are campaigns for this sort of stuff to be eradicated out the game and we want to be at the forefront backing these campaigns.

"But as I say this wasn't one of my players so it's not really for me to deal with. I wanted to know if the referee heard what my players heard. He said he never, so from there I just moved on."

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