Neil McCann has lamented Alfredo Morelos’ attitude after what he spotted following Rangers’ win over St Mirren on Sunday.
The 25-year-old scored what turned out to be the winning goal as the Gers came from behind to win at St Mirren Park.
It was his 100th goal in Rangers colours, just over four years on from his arrival from HJK Helsinki. The Colombian reached the milestone in 199 appearances (via Transfermarkt).
Incidentally, the win saw Steven Gerrard’s side go three points clear at the top of the Premiership after second-placed Hearts were held to a draw by Dundee.
McCann claimed that he saw Morelos snub a request for a post-match interview from in-house media, saying that the Gers striker should have granted the club channel the courtesy and confessed himself ‘puzzled’ by his behaviour.
“I think Rangers TV have just asked for an interview and he’s just strolled right past them.
“Just strolled right passed them as if he’s not interested. I just think it’s really poor. Sometimes his attitude puzzles me, it really does.
“Everybody I speak to in house says he’s a great guy, and you get him the wrong way.
“But I think scoring 100 goals today, which turns out to be the winner and your club channel wants to get your thoughts on it, whether his English is great or not, just one question would’ve been good.”
There are certainly grounds to question Morelos’ attitude. Last season, Rangers accepted charges of violent conduct against the 25-year-old after incidents against Hibernian and Dundee United (via BBC Sport).
Overall, he’s racked up seven red cards since he arrived at Ibrox, along with 50 yellows, and his apparent snub of the club’s in-house media outlets is very much a blot on the copybook of a player whose exploits in front of goal have been hugely impressive.
In other news, some Rangers fans were left fuming by this development.
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