Celtic supporters unveiled a banner directed at Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos last night.
Both Old Firm sides picked up maximum points in their midweek fixtures, with the Hoops beating Motherwell 4-0, and the Gers seeing off Hibernian 2-1 thanks to a late Ianis Hagi goal.
Despite their side maintaining their seven point lead at the top of the table, however, it would appear that Celtic fans were still focussed on the recent controversy surrounding Morelos’ interview with Sky Sports News.
In it, the outlet reported that the Colombian hitman had alleged that he had been racially abused by Bhoys supporters, but this has since proven to be an error on the part of the broadcaster and their translation of his comments – which were made in Spanish – leading to a full apology to both Celtic, Rangers, and the player himself.
But Celtic fans still saw fit to reveal a banner aimed at the South American during their match against Motherwell, as per the Scottish Sun.
It read: “Mejorate Pronto Alfredo”, which translates into English as: “Get well soon Alfredo”.
What’s the point in this?
Honestly, who knows?
It’s important the remember here that Morelos has done absolutely nothing wrong.
He gave an interview in good faith, made no false allegations, and has subsequently been dragged into a whole scandal that in no way, shape, or form is his fault.
Is this the Parkhead support trying to suggest that he is constantly painted as a victim? Because if it is, that’s quite a dangerous precedent to set.
Morelos may not have been abused or targeted this time, despite Sky’s initial reports, but the last thing that anybody wants or can afford is to create a culture in which he is regarded as the boy who cried wolf because he is always going to be a figure who attracts negative attention from opposition fans and, to reiterate, he has done nothing wrong.
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