Rangers fans kind of pride themselves on not caring about what people have to say. We’re pretty sure Alfredo Morelos is the same.
But after his top showing last night – which included two goals and winning a penalty – a leading columnist still decided to berate his performance.
Bill Leckie said Alfredo Morelos did “virtually nothing” in the second half up until the goal saying the striker “bumbles and stumbles”.
It didn’t go down too well with Rangers fans.
Leckie comes in for criticism
Many fans have saw this as attention grabbing and overly harsh. While there were times Alfredo drifted in and out of the game, by and large his performance was superb.
He had a lonely task up front in the first half with not much support, and at times made the wrong decision with the ball. But he scored two goals and won a penalty.
Alfredo Morelos essentially won the game for Rangers.
Arguably the worst of that article is that he suggests Rangers fans call Morelos “Alfie Mo”. No one calls Morelos “Alfie Mo”.
Who the fuck calls him Alfie Mo? A can take the sheer lies and bullshit that bill leckie writes but callin him Alfie Mo is not on. It has tae stop! pic.twitter.com/JtEvXQzJLA
— David McClure (@McClure1872) October 5, 2018
Enjoying some of the hot takes in the Scottish press today. @MGrantScotland doesn't know the offside rule and lonely Bill Leckie doesn't know a good striker when he sees on. Come on Rangers, do the business domestically as well and really hurt these haters.
— Frankie (@GersnetOnline) October 5, 2018
The Bill Leckie article on Morelos is just weird.
His complaint seems to be tgat all he did was score two goals and make a penalty.
What a diddy eh?
— John Gow (@johndcgow) October 5, 2018
Bill Leckie on Alfredo Morelos is quite something. 'Short on pace and doesn't press defenders hard enough'. pic.twitter.com/9PR28GkjmI
— Joel Sked (@sked21) October 5, 2018
Bill Leckie’s rambling bullshit about Morelos is motivated by which of the following?
— The Rangers Observer (@RangersObserver) October 5, 2018
Bill Leckie thinks he’s shite tho 😂😂 https://t.co/T2iSDkTEbQ
— Louch (@StephenLouch) October 5, 2018
Enjoyed reading the match report from last night until you see the marks out of 10! 6 of our players get 6 out of ten and Bill Leckie says a Rangers team who rarely rose above the ordinary! Embarrassing "journalism".
— norrie hayes (@norriehayes1) October 5, 2018
Wow Bill Leckie You might not like Morelos but that article is embarrassing. So full of inaccuracies it's untrue. Do you even watch our games? Even when Morelos's finishing is off. His work rate in leading the line itself is exceptional. And no pace? Fucking hell… https://t.co/b4HZsHY4Gz
— Jamie McInall (@JMcInall) October 5, 2018
Shockingly bad from Bill Leckie in The Sun. He must have written that without even watching the game. Even more laughable when you read the match report and player ratings from his colleagues. And who the fuck calls him Alfie Mo!
— Grant Blue (@gblue85) October 5, 2018
What’s my view?
Leckie is at it. It feels like he’s clutching at straws and knows fine well.
Controversy gets clicks and Leckie is obviously desperate for them.
Morelos did drift in and out of the game at times but he stretched Vienna’s backline, ran his socks off when he had to and is the major reason Rangers won the game.
To suggest otherwise suggests Leckie is just fishing for bites.
There’s a desperation in the Scottish press to downplay the Colombian and heavily criticise him. He’s moody, temperamental, lazy, a rubbish finisher.What a load of absolute mince.
It’s crazy how eager some people are for him to fail. He’s a young man plying his trade in a foreign country, why be so harsh?
We have an immensely talented player in our midst and you have to feel if he was wearing a different colour, the attitude might be a little different.
As for scoring against them, there’s still plenty of Old Firm matches to be played this season. Even if he does, he’ll still come in for criticism from some areas of the press.
Even though he’s just scored a double in Rangers biggest European match for close to a decade.