The Daily Record has reported that Alfredo Morelos has been subjected to more alleged racist abuse during the 2-1 defeat to Kilmarnock on Wednesday night.
The Colombian striker had an eventful evening being, rightly, booked for diving before missing two golden opportunities to put his side 2-0 in front then at 1-1 having a legitimate claim for a penalty waved away before – to put the icing on the cake – referee, John Beaton, disallowed a perfectly good header with five minutes to go which would have given his side the lead and, probably, the three points.
In a week that saw a 12-year-old Celtic fan charged with racist abuse, Morelos is still the centre of an argument between Celtic and Sky Sports after the translation fiasco following his interview with the media giants which led to both sides of the Old Firm receiving apologies.
Are the SFA doing enough about the abuse Morelos is receiving?
Rangers fans responded to the allegations outraged that their star player continues to receive such abuse regardless of his on-field persona.
Alfredo Morelos yet again subjected to racist abuse, this time at Kilmarnock! he can clearly be heard being screamed at that he’s a “Black Bas*ard”! This Scottish Govt needs to say something up this blatant racism against this young player! https://t.co/0BmXPUaB3D https://t.co/U5ZNTBwniK
— rangersblue4 (@rangersblue123) February 13, 2020
Not new, it’s every game, just more fans getting sick of it, and calling it put, unless you’re a fan of @CelticFC
— Ayrshire Gers (@AyrshireGers) February 13, 2020
I wonder when @PFAScotland are going to step into this matter seen as the player has now been racially abused at 4 SPFL grounds.
— Mark McDougall (@noodlesmuirend) February 13, 2020
What about some comment on the disgusting racist abuse that Alfredo Morelos continues to receive at Scottish football grounds, this falls under your remit yet you can’t condemn it? Is this racism okay because it suits your agenda?
— Dave Rangers (@rangers_dave) February 13, 2020
So that’s Aberdeen, Kilmarnock AND Glasgow that are the wrong cities for Morelos.
— Scottish Mets Fan (@ScottishMetsFan) February 13, 2020
It’s a disgrace what this lad has to put up with in this country. He’s controversial yes but he & nobody else deserves this kind of abuse.
— Dave (@Nimsay1872) February 13, 2020
Morelos may dive and attempt to con the referee but this doesn’t justify the levels and type of abuse he is currently being subjected too in Scottish football with the game now being severely scrutinised after recent police action.