A number of Rangers fans have voiced their approval of an article that was written about striker Alfredo Morelos this week.
Herald Scotland published a piece from columnist Neil Cameron in which he stood up for the 23-year-old following his red card at Motherwell last Sunday, with the article also shared on Twitter via @heraldscotland.
"This is a serial victim. He’s been racially abused, coins have hit off him and Aberdeen supporters even wrote a banner in Spanish about his mother. Oh, the Scottish banter." https://t.co/M596Jfr1Xo
— HeraldScotland (@heraldscotland) December 18, 2019
In the piece, Cameron wrote that the Colombian is “a serial victim” of vitriol from opposition fans in Scotland, citing instances of racial abuse, coin throwing and a defamatory banner about his mother.
He said that Scottish fans “deserve the ultimate snub” from the player and wrote: “This is a serial victim. He’s been racially abused, coins have hit off him and Aberdeen supporters even wrote a banner in Spanish about his mother. Oh, the Scottish banter.” [via Herald Scotland]
Last weekend, Morelos was sent off for a second bookable offence after he celebrated his goal at Fir Park in front of the home supporters by making a gesture that referee Don Robertson deemed offensive. [via BBC]
The 23-year-old has been in sensational scoring form this season, with his goal against Motherwell taking him to 27 for the campaign so far, but his red card on Sunday was his sixth since the beginning of last season.
These Rangers fans took to Twitter to commend Cameron for coming out in defence of Morelos:
Bang on the money here 👏🏻👏🏻
— albert tatlock (@jamrangers) December 18, 2019
Credit where it’s due- this is 100% spot on. I dont always agree with your stance, honestly because it’s not a pro-Rangers above all else viewpoint like mine, but you’re one of the few willing to accept the boy gets more than his share of abuse.
— Rupert DeBoer (@RupertDeBoer) December 18, 2019
Agreed. I think Craig Swan also wrote something similar in the record. It’s a shame this narrative doesn’t get spoken more widely.
— beggarsbanquet68 (@beggarsbanquet1) December 18, 2019
Hmmnn !! A fair and balanced piece praising a Rangers player. It’ll never catch on. After writing that, I would like to wish Neil Cameron the very best of luck in his job hunt, can’t see to many in the smsm wanting unbiased reporters up here. #sticktothescript
— Bear0822 (@Bear08222) December 18, 2019
A welcome article on the abuse this young man has faced since the day he arrived in this country, a pity there is no mention of the role the media play in drumming up hatred towards Alfredo.
— OnTheRoadToNirvana (@JHC17626935) December 18, 2019
For once a truthful article on a much maligned player who is shamefully treated differently than others .
— Ernie Edgar (@Ernieedgar) December 18, 2019
Good article, they hate the boy because he is a top player playing for Rangers. There is undoubtedly a racial element to it as well.
— NiEtZsChE (@NiEtZsC57797734) December 18, 2019
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