Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is disgusted with comments made by Michael Gardyne towards Alfredo Morelos during the Gers’ 4-0 win over Ross County.
The Gers ran out comfortable winners on Sunday, and Morelos started the match before being taken off in the second half.
In the first 45 minutes, the Ibrox outfit’s players were clearly angry with something that had been said to the 24-year-old Colombia international. After the match, Gerrard shared his displeasure, saying:
“I only heard what my players were saying they heard. That wasn’t good, that’s what I can say.
“This is a situation for Ross County, their manager Stuart Kettlewell and the officials to deal with.
“But what my players are saying they heard, it shouldn’t be heard on a football pitch. That’s all I’m going to say on it…
“I’m not getting involved in that, it’s not my business. It’s not my business to go there. But I’ll be interested to see how it’s dealt with by the opposition.
“I wanted to know if the referee heard what my players heard. He said he never, so from there I just moved on and went to do my half-time team talk and focused on the game.
“But what was apparently said, it doesn’t belong on a football pitch.
“Look there’s no place for it. There’s campaigns for this kind of stuff to get it eradicated out of the game. We want to be at the forefront of backing these campaigns.
“But this wasn’t one of my players, so it’s not really for me to deal with, it’s for Ross County and the officials to deal with moving forward.
“But we will continue to back every campaign if it makes the game better.”
Of course, with the details of what was said to Morelos not being mentioned by Gerrard or indeed anyone else, it would be wrong to speculate. However, considering that the boss said that there are campaigns against this kind of thing within football, it can only be one of a number of things.
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Morelos is already a targetted figure in Scottish football – something which at times he brings on himself due to his temperament and behaviour. However, he does not deserve to be verbally abused in any kind of way. It remains to be seen what happens to Gardyne, but hopefully, the truth will prevail.
In other news, Rangers fans laud this man against Ross County.
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