John Lundstram Rangers red card was 'madness' and no arguments can be made

Andy Halliday insists there can be no complaints against John Lundstram's red card against Celtic after his moment of "madness".

The midfielder was sent off for a flailing challenge on Alistair Johnston that was initially only considered a booking before a VAR intervention. Referee Willie Collum would eventually send the scouser for an early shower and Halliday believes there cannot be any questions about the sending off.

The Motherwell star insists it was a "crazy" decision from an experienced player with the best case scenario merely a throw-in and that made the challenge even more questionable. "Talking about his red card, for me, there's absolutely no debate," he said on Superscoreboard. "

"You know me, I've got a big hatred for the phrase 'excessive force', I hate it, but for the distance you're travelling, with the best case scenario is you're tackling out for a throw-in, it was madness.

"In that area of the pitch, it's going for a throw-in 10 yards from Celtic's goal line. For me it was a crazy decision.

"I've seen a lot of people criticise the referee for the initial decision of the yellow card, I thought yellow card all day long because you see the way the ball travels, fizzing out the pitch. You feel as if he's won the ball, although the speed he goes in.

"But when you see the replay, there's no arguments."