By Anthony Onifade

25th May, 2023 | 6:39am

BBC Sportscene pundit reacts to Alfredo Morelos 'controversy' in Rangers 2-2 v Hearts as BBC air footage

BBC Sportscene pundit Neil McCann provided his reaction after Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was involved in a spat with Hearts manager Steven Naismith in their 2-2 draw on Wednesday [24 May].

European-chasing Hearts notched a late equaliser to stop Rangers from securing their fourth successive Scottish Premiership victory at Ibrox.

Goals from Lawrence Shankland and Garang Kuol for the home side, and Todd Cantwell and Fashion Sakala ensured both sides went home with a share of the spoils but it wouldn’t have been complete without some bit of controversy involving the departing Alfredo Morelos.

The Colombian attempted to square up to former Rangers striker and Hearts manager Steven Naismith after something was said between the pair, only to be stopped by his teammates.

And McCann speaking to BBC Sportscene [24 May, 38m:01sec] wasn’t surprised by Morelos’ antics even if it is his last game in front of the Ibrox faithful.

Fellow pundit Cammy Bell reacted to the footage by saying: “Listen, we’ve seen some good flashes and bad flashes of Morelos in the past.”

McCann said: “Yeah, a wee bit of controversy, just to let everybody know he’s still caring about being on the pitch and getting involved with an ex-Ranger in Steven Naismith.”


On what was supposed to be his Ibrox Swansong, Morelos ensured he ended it with a whimper after another disastrous individual performance against Hearts.

And of course, when the Colombian doesn’t perform to his best standards, he usually takes it out on others or himself and that involved Hearts manager Naismith, which was quite embarrassing.

Rangers fans have grown tired of Morelos’ antics and most fans will be glad to see the back of him as every bit of controversy Rangers may be involved in on the pitch, the departing striker is mostly at the centre of.

Both parties need a desperate refresh at the end of the season and credit to Morelos for the career he’s built for himself at Ibrox, notching an incredible 124 goals from 269 games.

However, he won’t reach the elite level we know he can reach if he continues to deliver his customary outbursts and controversial moments.

In other Rangers news, Sky Sports journalist Andrew Dickson gives his take after Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent depart Ibrox.