Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to express outrage at an allegedly unfair Daily Record story about Alfredo Morelos’ performance on international duty with Colombia.
The Record pull together a range of quotes from Colombian outlets to claim that Morelos left critics “unimpressed” with his performance in Colombia’s 3-0 humbling to Algeria.
That’s despite a prominent Colombian football journalist and Colombian supporters praising Morelos’ performance, with many believing the article was deliberately angled to bring El Bufalo down.
The feeling amongst many Rangers fans is that the Record’s story plays into negative narratives which have routinely been attached to Morelos by writers for the paper.
Whilst they’ve used Colombian footballing comments and sources to back up their views, the consensus from Simon Edwards and those fans responding to him is that Morelos done well on a difficult night.
Edwards suggests Morelos was one of the “better performers in a very poor Colombia side”.
Contrast this with the fawning over Odsonne Edouard’s goals against the likes of Azerbaijan’s U21s for the French U21 side.
He isn’t even playing at the same level as Alfredo internationally – the difference between U21 and senior international football is gargantuan. It just is.
Rangers fans have been quick to respond to the newspaper.
Thankfully, the disappointing friendly match took place Lille, France, which means Alfredo Morelos won’t have to make the long journey home from Colombia after the game.
Let’s hope that means he’s fit and raring to go come Sunday’s tie with Hearts at Tynecastle.