Gers fans have lauded ex-Rangers midfielder Derek Ferguson for standing up for striker Alfredo Morelos as the fall-out rumbles on over an incident at Easter Road.
Sky Sports commentary team Ian Crocker and Andy Walker came in for criticism for their desperation to see Morelos retrospectively punished for a “stamp” on Ryan Porteous.
Much of the commentary in the aftermath has also demanded some kind of punishment with fans from all corners of Scotland criticising the Colombian forward after he scored the only goal in the 1-0 win.
According to the Record, the incident will be reviewed on Friday morning, as will Hibs defender Darren McGregor who has seemingly evaded criticism for a similar incident involving Glen Kamara.
And it is this – the overblowing of incidents involving Morelos compared to those involving other players – which irked Derek Ferguson.
“I watch loads of games, I see other incidents and it just seems to get pushed to the side.
“Griffiths, last season, on an Aberdeen player, stamps on him, nothing’s done.
“See there you’re thinking of another one (v Hamilton) and I’m not wanting to pick out Griffiths and have a go at him, I’m just giving you another example.
“There was an incident, and it was just pushed aside, nothing happened, Morelos last night, boom, everyone’s on him like a tonne of bricks.
“That’s what you get when you play with Rangers.”
Gers fans applauded ex-Rangers star Ferguson for his comments with this view widely held amongst the Ibrox club’s supporters:
I love wee derek, he has great knowledge and always sticks by us
— dex (@PRodgersN) January 28, 2021
Remember the incident well, it was on his boy Lewis at parkhead. Cosgrove then got a straight red for less. Apart from our chairman posting a picture about it, nobody mentioned it. Albeit the game wasn’t on live tv.
— GJR (@GJR1990) January 29, 2021
He’s spot on!
— Alex mcgraw (@aldomcgraw) January 28, 2021
Derek Ferguson sticking up for Morelos and telling it how it is 👏🏻
— Matthew (@1872Matthew) January 28, 2021
Big Derek Ferguson backing up Alfie on open goal 👏🏻
— 10 can dan (@10candan) January 28, 2021
Bang on the money Derek Ferguson! https://t.co/UiKDF2N2by
— C_22 (@douglas1_craig) January 28, 2021
The Morelos incident has drawn derision from across Scottish football but the Rangers striker would have the last laugh with his winning goal at Easter Road.
Here’s how a frothing Hibs support reacted to the striker’s performance in mid-week as they bemoaned the decision to keep him on the pitch.