Rangers fans have railed against prominent Clyde One Superscoreboard pundit Hugh Keevins for referring to Ibrox striker Alfredo Morelos as a “nasty piece of work”.

The experienced pundit was speaking on Clyde SSB [08/01/21] and was asked about Morelos potentially being cited by the Compliance Officer for a tackle on Jeremie Frimpong in the 1-0 win over Celtic last weekend.

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Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos can never resist the rough-and-tumble of a football match. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Keevins would then respond by claiming that Morelos “got away with one” with the challenge on the Celtic full-back.

“I do think that Morelos at times can be a nasty piece of work,” said Keevins.

“We’ve had the Mark Connolly incident against Dundee United, he certainly did leave one on Jeremie Frimpong very early in the game at Ibrox.

“But the Compliance Officer, who gave Morelos a two-match suspension for the Connolly incident, did not act upon it this time.

“So swings and roundabouts there, but he was definitely due a booking for the challenge on Frimpong and he got away with one there.”

Rangers fans leapt to the defence of the Colombian striker who might have a rough-and-tumble style of the pitch but a heart of gold off it.

Morelos has his own foundation in Colombia – the Alfredo Morelos Foundation – and it is well known he regularly sends money back to his hometown of Cerete.

The striker even helped donate a raft of presents to thousands of poverty-stricken kids in his homeland over Christmas [Scottish Sun].

Morelos, 24, is certainly and aggressive presence up front for Rangers but to describe him as “a nasty piece of work” is a considerable low blow and not exactly fair.

Rangers fans railed against Keevins on Twitter as they criticised what they see as unfair and impersonal criticism from the pundit:

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been somewhat off the boil at stages of the season but in the last few weeks we’ve began to see glimpses of El Bufalo’s best.

The Ibrox side must reject any advances for their £20m frontman in January and let him explode into this season in the second half of the campaign.

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