Alfredo Morelos was sent off in the Glasgow derby on Sunday for elbowing Celtic captain, Scott Brown – his fifth red card this season alone.
In light of the incidents at Ibrox, we take a look at the top five players with the most red cards in Premier League history at North West clubs.
We start off with number five, and it’s one you may not expect to be up there.
#5 – Gareth Barry – 6 red cards, 2 straight reds.
Barry is a player who isn’t one for a nasty challenge, and someone you may not expect to be up here for most red cards.
The centre midfielder has only received two straight reds, with the rest coming from two bookings.
His links with Manchester City and only two straight reds put him in at number five.
#4 – Steven Gerrard – 6 red cards, 3 straight reds.
Gerrard is known for his passion as a footballer. He was the kind of player that left everything out on the pitch and also loved a tackle.
Being a scouser, Gerrard loved the Merseyside derby and the derbies between Liverpool and Manchester United.
One of those red cards came against United in 2014-15 and that was to be his last red card in England.
#3 – Joey Barton – 6 red cards, 5 straight red cards.
Joey Barton is another passionate player, but one that takes it that little bit too far. The Englishman never shied away from a crunching tackle and most of those resulted in red cards.
The stat of five straight red cards speaks volumes of the type of player he was, and that has carried on through to management with him already receiving a red card in the dugout.
Barton played for Manchester City and Burnley in the North West.
#2 – Richard Dunne – 8 red cards, 4 straight reds.
When you look back and think about Richard Dunne, red cards don’t spring to mind, but he holds the joint record for most red cards in Premier League history.
That isn’t the only record he holds. The Republic of Ireland international has also scored the most own goals in his career, so between the most red cards and the most own goals they aren’t great ones to hold.
Dunne played for both Everton and Manchester City.
#1 – Duncan Ferguson – 8 red cards, 6 straight reds.
He goes by the name of Big Dunc and he is top of our list today.
Known for losing his head in most situations, he is joint top for red cards and has been given six of them in Premier League history.
One moment that stands out in his career was when he got sent to jail for headbutting John McStay of Raith Rovers. He was the first British player to be sent to jail. The sentence was three years.
Ferguson played for Everton in the North West for 10 years and is now a coach at the Merseyside club.