‘Curious’ reports have broken today by ‘Football Scotland’ (a subsidiary of the Mirror and Record group) and some apparent Rangers sites that Alfredo Morelos is a summer target for Real Betis, on the same day as Celtic prepare to face another Spanish La Liga side in Valencia.
It seems very odd to us at Ibrox Noise that on the day Allan McGregor gets banned for two matches, a report linking our star striker with a move out coincides with build up to Celtic’s Europa League clash with the Spanish giants and our very own piece on Morelos’ contentment with life in Scotland.
These reports claim Morelos has in fact been scouted already by Betis, and one look at these publications and those who operate for them really isn’t doing much to dispel the anti-Rangers feeling that is currently simmering rather unpleasantly for supporters of the Famous.
We are already having to tolerate an SFA bias against us, while trying to fend off established media with their agendas, but now we have further sources of antagonism to deal with too.
All of this appears to have fallen into place following Rangers’ Old Firm win last year – excluding the disappointing Killie loss, Rangers are unbeaten since putting Celtic in their place, and while our form hasn’t been miraculous by any means, four wins of the last five in the league plus a cup success does suggest a touch of momentum.
Add the signing of Defoe, Davis and a glut of others in January and there’s little doubt the media and the authorities are doing what they can to hinder Rangers’ current renaissance.
And if that means turning Alfredo Morelos’ head with ‘interest’ from Spain, banning him and banning our goalkeeper for two matches and ignoring everything else, we guess that’s what they’ll do.