Michael Gardyne is in the clear after a Ross County investigation deemed his Rangers flashpoint unworthy of action.

The Staggies legend was engulfed in a row after an alleged comment during the 4-0 defeat at the hands of Rangers in Dingwall. It came after Alfredo Morelos was fouled by Iain Vigurs before a scuffle with Gardyne.

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A flashpoint in the Highlands. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Gardyne was booked but several Rangers players and manager Steven Gerrard were left furious about the situation, the latter saying it “doesn’t belong on a football pitch”.

Stuart Kettlewell promised an internal investigation into the matter. The SFA compliance officer is currently investigating claims of a ‘homophobic slur’ but such proceedings aren’t finished.


County’s veteran attacker has denied using any such language against Rangers. His own club’s investigation has brought about the conclusion that he has nothing to answer for.

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The County Rangers incident has been deemed over. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

A short statement reads: “Following an incident involving Michael Gardyne during our recent home fixture against Rangers the club has now concluded an internal investigation.

“As a result the club will be taking no further action against the player and no further comment will be made.”

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