Ex-Celtic legend commends Rangers over suspensions

Former Celtic and Liverpool star Kenny Dalglish has backed the decision taken by Rangers to suspend captain Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor following the pair's disciplinary row with Scotland.

Former Celtic and Liverpool star Kenny Dalglish has backed the decision taken by Rangers to suspend captain Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor following the pair's disciplinary row with Scotland.

"As a professional you've got a responsibility to conduct yourself in a certain manner," said Dalglish.

"Not just on a Saturday night because when they were sitting on the bench in front of all the cameras, they've got a responsibility of how to behave.

"After what they did sitting on the bench something had to be done. It's a great credit to Rangers.

"They were punished for the Saturday night and that's where it should have finished. But they carried it on to Wednesday. I think Walter Smith as (Rangers) manager is dignified and supportive of his players and it's a disappointment for him.

"Not only have they let themselves down, they've let Scotland and more importantly their employers down and I think Walter had no option but to take action.

"The boys have just got to accept it."

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