It seems that even in receiving praise for the charity work he does back in Colombia, Rangers star Alfredo Morelos remains the target of salty abuse from Celtic fans.
The Daily Record recently ran a story highlighting the striker’s inspiring work with the Alfredo Morelos Foundation in his hometown of Cerete, Colombia.
In the feature, the Record interview one of the foundation’s organisers and local journalist Karina Ruiz Beleno.
In this story, Karina discusses Morelos’ commitment to giving back to his community, his humble beginnings as the son of a Colombian fruit merchant and the tragic death of Alfredo’s sister when he was a teenager.
All of this acts as a catalyst for Morelos to not only perform on the pitch but to be such a charitable figure off of it.
His return to Colombian soil during the Scottish winter break allowed the striker to run a special charity football match with his friends.
Entry to this game – which attracted 7000 people – was non-perishable food items which Morelos would later distribute to the local community.
The story, and the lovely words of Ms. Beleno, laid bare the measure of Morelos’ sacrifice and his motivations behind giving back to his community.
Yet look at some of these disgraceful replies from across the city:
Absolutely loads of south American players do this sort of thing, but the record is making out this wee roaster is the 1st to ever do it.
— scott McIntyre (@scottMc85081322) January 15, 2020
Strange how the charity match on the 30/12 was 1st event 😳nothing raised 😳300 markets donate food to be distributed 👏👏in fairness the Green Brigade do more for charity but aren’t headline news
— Leftwing Badges (@Leftwingbadges) January 15, 2020
Most celebrities like to do their good deeds away from the limelight. Seems like this guy is looking for more fame by using charity.
— Mark (@Mark16402261) January 15, 2020
Morelos must be the only footballer to do charity work.
At least he is the only player who gets constant media coverage for it.
— The Pundit (@ThePundit_) January 15, 2020
He is not the only footballer in Scotland with a charity so why the continuous praise for only More or Less staunchers?
— Lindylou (@lindanoble0101) January 15, 2020
Thug & a diving cheat.
— Craigy 🍀🏴🇵🇸🇮🇪🍀 (@EstadioCeltic67) January 15, 2020
This will dispel any potential bidders fears that Man Child is an undisciplined liability…🤪
— Bobby Bolingoli (@bobby_lennox67) January 15, 2020
Operation Goodguy in full swing 😭
— K! (@kevak1969) January 15, 2020
They say charity is for people with a guilty conscience.
— Sagan (@Bazilragazzo) January 15, 2020
Sevco jersey must then have some sort of magic power to turn him into a wee scumbag.
— Big G (@BigGMM76) January 15, 2020
Rangers striker Morelos deserves every credit for this charity work whether you support him on the pitch or not.
Comments like this – many of which were too graphic to share – deserve to be called out.