With Steven Gerrard’s excellent idea of recommending to the board that Alfredo Morelos is not only fined but his week’s wages instead to go to the fans who showed up at Parkhead yesterday, by the force of logic if the suits agree to this course of action (and no reason why not) a further punishment for Morelos is supporters discovering, to the pound, exactly what he earns.
The Colombian is far from flavour of the month following his latest self-combustion, and if his thousands are indeed distributed instead to the hardy 800 Rangers fans who made their way to Glasgow’s East End, it will become apparent just how much he actually receives.
Some might argue that’s none of our business, and they’d have a point – but that’s EXACTLY the point. Morelos is not learning what he costs his team, so maybe it’s fair rebuttal to have fans learn what he costs the club.
The striker has of course played a big role in much of Rangers’ positives this season, but his inability to stay out of trouble when provoked has been a massive burden for his team mates to bear, especially on the biggest occasions.
Of course, his being sent off overshadowed (or is that compounded) how anonymous and poor he’d already been in the match, so quite what Rangers missed is open to debate – but we certainly lost a shirt or a chance to change things willingly – and for that his losing a week’s wages and having his 7-day earnings effectively published for all to see is, we think, a pretty fair punishment.
Having his private earnings go public is probably bigger punishment than being denied them.