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Rangers fans react to Steven Gerrard’s comments on Alfredo Morelos

Rangers star Alfredo Morelos is one of the most talked about players in Scottish football and he’s rarely out of the media spotlight for too long.

The prolific forward is a menace on the pitch but his disciplinary issues have consistently clouded his career and offered reason for critics, justly or unjustly, to take aim at the Colombia international.

In light of his recent sending off against Celtic, Steven Gerrard has launched a staunch defence of the divisive figure, suggesting that he is criticised so starkly because he is seen as a threat by those outside Ibrox, per Glasgow Times.

“Because he is a threat, because he scores big goals and he is a big player for Rangers.”

And Gerrard later went on to draw parallels between Morelos and Luis Suarez, a player with a chequere disciplinary record whom the Gers boss played alongside during his time at Liverpool.

“When I played with Suarez at Liverpool, he didn’t really have any fans outside. I used to join up with England and the opposition players despised him and couldn’t believe you were saying he was actually a genuine guy and a family man and had a heart of gold.”

These Rangers fans were fully in agreement with Gerrard, with one fan suggesting there are racist undertones to the treatment Morelos is subjected to.

The response from other supporters took on a slightly different tone though they remained in agreement.

One compared the Morelos situation to other Rangers players from times gone by, suggesting that had Joe Garner or Jason Holt also made the “game-over” gesture Morelos has been scrutinised for, there wouldn’t have been any major consequences.

Is there a nationwide agenda against Morelos?

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Yes

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Meanwhile, another supporter suggested a young Scottish player would have received different treatment.

Finally, these two supporters alluded to the longevity of this trend, claiming the treatment Morelos receives is part of a long-term theme and is not merely a recent phenomenon.

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