I have to admit I was expecting this. And today Alfredo Morelos must be wondering how others can get away with far worse and I have to admit that I am confused too, but for other reasons.
Just a few months ago, it was September 13th 2020 we ran the article “ ‘Assault’ – scandal in SFA as more Rangers players are attacked”, and waited to see if the Dundee United player would be suitably punished.
Instead we got this
Then who can forget the wonderful elbow to the head of Aribo?
For those who forgot…. Livingston defender Ricki Lamie, was the player who made a bloody mess of Aribo, and the injury was so bad it almost cost Aribo his place in the international against Brazil.
Yes, I remember he apparently looked before he landed his elbow.
There was no retroactive action.
Ryan Porteous on Lassana Coulibaly. His tackle almost shattered Coulibaly’s leg, and after this match it is notable that Coulibaly was no longer interested in playing in Scotland, and Ryan Porteous was so unrepentant he posted a picture of the horror tackle on his Instagram account.
Again, he escaped any punishment.
And then we have Ryan Porteous again, this time on Barisic…Is it just a coincidence that this righteous ‘wouldn’t hurt a fly’ Hibs defender was responsible for two horror tackles on Rangers players and in one he clearly shows he is aware of what he is doing, but he got no retroactive action.
I also remember a match where an opponent (I can’t remember his name) deliberately ran over one of our players ankles and then ran away without a care in the world.
And Sam Cosgrove always seemed to be able to do 20 bad tackles a match, before the ref says ehhh come on you can’t keep doing that, then he does another five more.
Back then Morelos seemed to get carded if he even gives the ref a bad look.
So, something is very clearly wrong here.
In this case, Morelos deserves his punishment, no argument factually there….but the authorities are clearly not doing their job when it comes to punishing other players who deserve theirs.
And Morelos must be really wondering why they are picking on him, and only him.
Any bets that, just like Coulibaly, Alfredo is now totally fed up with Scotland and that is why he can’t be bothered anymore?
And every time the thugs in Compliance (ohh sorry my mistake) the thugs on the field win and scare away top players, all the teams in Scotland lose the chance to bring the best football players here.
This is talent all the teams in Scotland need. It’s not just Rangers.
And they are ruining the game for everyone.