Alfredo Morelos has responded to being dropped with a defiant message of intent, via his Instagram.
The Colombian has rarely ever said exactly what he means, opting instead of attention-seeking cryptic notes, but this one was pretty clear:
This looks like a message of defiance, a hint of ‘you’ve dropped me, but I’ll be back’.
Not that it matters what Morelos thinks or says now, he’s taken the decision and his own Rangers future out of his hands, and is in all likelihood to be sold.
This whole situation is very much echoes of Celtic’s Dembele, who made it clear he wanted to leave, and while Celtic rejected it, they relented at the 11th hour and sold him for £20M.
Rangers have cast Morelos out, and he appears to be taking a gentle pot shot at the club and the decision.
It’s certainly defiant, ‘I get knocked down, but I get up again’ – it is far from any sense of contrition or apology for his demotion nor even any hint of apology for the reasons for it.
Either way, this remains a distraction we don’t need, and indeed, Morelos responding like this is just yet more deflection away from what matters.
He’s not really doing himself any favours.