By Joe Ellis

23rd Apr, 2022 | 6:40pm

Rangers ace Amad Diallo condemns racist abuse after Motherwell win

Rangers’ stand-in striker Amad Diallo has been forced to come out and condemn online abuse he has received after today’s 3-1 win against Motherwell.

The 19-year-old was given a rare start by Giovanni van Bronckhorst with both Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe out injured as the Ivorian struggled on his return.

He was taken off after just 31 minutes of the game although the decision was likely down to Leon Balogun’s red card and the need to put in another defender.

Via his personal Twitter account after the game, the Manchester United loanee revealed that he had been targeted with racist abuse but reminded everyone just how classy he is.

“I always look on the bright side … I get racist insults, they insult my mother but as a practicing Muslim I was raised differently and my education is to respect everyone … thanks to those who make me feel important a hug to you and happy Sunday,” Diallo wrote.

Abhorrent

When will we learn? 99.9% of Rangers fans and even just people, in general, are incredible human beings but the 0.01% of wazzocks always seem to shout louder.

There appears to have been an increase in these incidents but that probably isn’t the case. It is actually that they are being reported far more often now which is certainly a step in the right direction.

Diallo has not been the player we were all hoping for when he arrived on deadline day in January but he has equally not been given many chances to prove to us just what he can do.

He must be a very talented individual if Manchester United have him on their books but it is maybe a bit naive to expect him to come flying out of the traps at such a young age.

If he had been given a few games to bed himself in, then he could have hit a real purple patch that might have turned the tide of the title race.

In other Rangers news, a BBC pundit branded this Gers ace “dangerous” during the 3-1 victory against Motherwell earlier today.