Carlisle have signed Anthony Gerrard, the cousin of Rangers boss Steven, just hours after the defender was sacked over a Twitter rant

In 2012 Anthony Gerrard was playing in the League Cup final against Liverpool and despite the defeat on penalties, in which Anthony missed the crucial penalty, his career was at an all-time high.

A solid centre-half in a top half Championship side, Gerrard was living easy, but how times have changed, with the 32-year-old being sacked by Oldham for shouting profanities at a fan over Twitter.

The League Two club were quick to condemn the actions of Gerrard and responded with the sacking. Gerrard called one fan a weirdo and told another to ‘throw sh*t at himself’.

The actions of Gerrard come at an untimely manner, with deadline day vastly approaching, Oldham now have the task of replacing their club captain and will most likely have to do so via the loan market.

Oldham are the new boys in League Two having being relegated from League One last season and their problems become all the more worrying, with the club deciding not to bolster their defence in the transfer market thus far.

The hole Gerrard’s departure will leave will be compounded over the next few weeks, with the club now in search for a defender capable enough to slot into a first-team role.

Carlisle made quick work in signing their new man, with Gerrard becoming the clubs 12th of the summer and will make the meeting between the two on October 6 all the more interesting


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