FORMER Rangers star Craig Moore has been sacked as Brisbane Roar director of football - in a row over football shirts.

The 42-year-old has been sensationally axed after several of his team's players had to changed their jerseys midway through their AFC Champions League clash with Ceres-Negros midweek because their squad numbers peeled off their backs.

Some players even had to use tape to improvise numbers as there were no replacement shirts available.

Roar vice-chairman Chris Fong raged: “We have a football director, and the buck stops with him.

“I was flabbergasted by the images I saw of the game. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

“It is disgusting that we could allow ourselves to be brought down to this level. It is indicative of what has gone on behind the scenes.”

Moore confirmed he has been put on leave until the end of March when he was due to leave the club.

Roar said in a statement: “The club understands the result against Ceres-Negros FC was disappointing, and the performance was unacceptable.

“We have always worn our orange jersey with pride. [On Tuesday] our club disappointed many people, and embarrassed ourselves with the presentation and numbering on our jersey.

“This was not the fault of BRFC kit manufacturer Umbro, and we are unreservedly apologetic.”

The Aussie defender won 12 trophies during his two spells at Ibrox, including five SPL titles and four Scottish Cups.