What are the SFA going to do to Alfredo Morelos?

What are the SFA going to do to Alfredo Morelos?

As we know Alfredo Morelos is yet to hear potential punishment for an alleged offensive gesture at Parkhead, but while we went against the grain and praised the SFA for actually handing a Celtic player punishment, a lot of readers were unhappy their conviction was an effective empty gesture given he is to or has undergone surgery.

And that makes us wonder – will the SFA ‘even’ up the punishment by giving a similar 3-match ban to Morelos?

He hasn’t yet been cited for anything, and we’d imagine truthfully if he hasn’t by this point he probably won’t be anyway, but if he is, it would surely, at this late stage, be nothing more than a response to the (outraged) reaction for Christie’s ban.

Whether we agree or not on the validity of any criticism of Morelos’ gesture, if he was going to be cited surely it would have been around the same time as Celtic’s Scotland winger?

And if he is cited, we can only imagine his punishment being the same.

Which is why, given he hasn’t, we really do wonder if the tide is just turning a little in Rangers’ favour.

The SFA did not HAVE to cite Christie, they don’t care what people think of them – yet they made a decision and Celtic hate them for it. Even their line about ‘brutality’ we consider ridiculous given it wasn’t exactly the most aggressive act we’ve ever seen.

Yes, he appeared to grab Morelos’ groin, but honestly we’ve seen way worse gotten away with, and we were genuinely surprised they cited him then banned him for a trio of matches.

Will Morelos get the same?

It does seem an absolute 50/50 at this time.

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  1. Has anybody took morelos aside an told him there is certain things u cant do at an old firm game as gazza played the imaginary flute, morelos is young an from south america an probaly dont have a clue about old firm games , he just wants 2 sccore goals

  2. The very fact, the SFA does not 'care' what people think about them, does little to dispel our opinions and suspicions about them. Ok, if they are going to three match ban him, they need to explain, the offence. I don't think he was gesturing at anyone, beside his dug-out. I call it an international communication breakdown. But it's the sheer amount of times he has been red-carded, that's worrying. It's border-line persecution.

  3. It's now over 2 weeks since the Ceptic match. The incident was broadcast on Sportscene the same day and was there for ALL to see. If they haven't acted by now then it would be wrong for them to do so. It would certainly stink of responding to Ceptics criticism of their own player being suspended and of evening up.

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