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.

Some of the treatment of Rangers star Alfredo Morelos over the last few weeks, particularly by Celtic fans, has been deranged and unacceptable. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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.

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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:


Rangers striker Morelos deserves every credit for this charity work whether you support him on the pitch or not.

The tasteless vein of xenophobia and criticism levelled at Morelos from the likes of Chris Sutton and Bill Leckie is arming these fans with some strange justification for this behaviour.

Comments like this – many of which were too graphic to share – deserve to be called out.

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