Noel Whelan has called Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos “petulant” after his clash with Scott Brown in the Old Firm on Saturday.
Whelan slams Morelos
The only blemish was Morelos’ altercation with Brown. The Colombia international slapped the 35-year-old on the back of the head, but escaped punishment.
Talking to Football Insider, Whelan was far from impressed with the 24-year-old’s behaviour. He said:
“Steven Gerrard appeared to have cut out that petulance from his game but it is still down there, deep down.
“We saw it come out again and that moment could have been pivotal in the game. It could have been a game-changer. You cannot do that.
“You cannot raise your hand to anybody. It is a deliberate, aggressive movement towards another player. It is a red card by anyone’s books.
“It is horrible to see that creep back into his game. For me, it is unacceptable. It is petulant and childish. He should be worrying about getting on the scoresheet.”
Morelos needs to stop this petulance
It is hard to not to agree with Whelan – this is something £13.5m-valued Morelos (as per Transfermarkt) must cut out. He has already received two red cards against Celtic, whilst he has picked up seven overall since joining from HJK Helsinki in 2017. He may be a fantastic forward, but his temperament makes him a liability at times.
Should Morelos have been sent off against Celtic?
Not only does it affect his contribution to Steven Gerrard’s squad, but it could scupper him a move elsewhere. Everyone is aware that he will not end his career at Ibrox, and 82 goals in 150 games should earn him a move to a more prestigious league, as he clearly desires. However, if he cannot control himself on the pitch, he will continue to put off any potential suitors, forcing him to miss out on a big opportunity and the Gers to miss out on a potentially big pay day.
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