Former Celtic striker John Hartson has released an apology after comments he made about Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.

Now a pundit, Hartson appeared on BBC Sportsound [23/01/20] to defend Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths for lobbing an object into the crowd in Celtic’s 3-1 win over Kilmarnock.

But when comparing the incident to that of Alfredo Morelos’ gesture to the Motherwell fans in December, he falsely accused the Colombian of flipping a middle finger to the Steelmen’s supporters.

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In fairness to Hartson, he’s now come out and apologised for getting it wrong promising to “choose my words more carefully in the future”.

After several weeks of frothing at the mouth over Rangers’ 2-1 win at Celtic Park, Hartson was clearly under pressure when asked about the Griffiths incident.

Hartson drew laughs from Rangers fans after tweeting he was “astounded” in the aftermath of Rangers’ statement about SFA charges.

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However, the club’s supporters were a little more peeved with the comments about the middle-finger and understandably so.

Hartson has come under fire for his comment about Rangers star Morelos. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Alfredo Morelos has been lambasted almost perpetually since the 29th of December and the ex-striker has very much been a driving force.

As a result, Hartson hasn’t received much sympathy from Rangers fans on Twitter in the wake of his apology:

 

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