Date: 28th July 2021 at 12:00pm
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See when it is your job to write or speak about a given topic and your opinion is being valued as a subject matter expert, you would think that people would at least make the effort to research what they are talking about rather than just making stuff up.

Unfortunately, Andy Halliday has joined a growing list of former Rangers players to jump on the band wagon of creating a story that isn’t there by criticising Alfredo Morelos for his “late” return to Scotland, considering he is a recent team-mate of the Colombian international, you’d think he’d have a little more respect, apparently not.

Speaking on Clyde Superscoreboard, the Hearts midfielder claimed that because a couple of Rangers internationals who were on duty in the European Championships have arrived back and have even started playing again, that there must be something “happening” with Morelos:

“It feels as if it’s a topic we’ve spoken about every pre-season for the last two or three years, what’s going to happen, what’s the future of Alfredo Morelos?

“To me it screams out that something is happening behind the scenes because Borna Barisic went to the latter stages of the Euros, Filip Helander might have been roughly the same time.

“They are back, they have been back for quite a few days. Alfredo Morelos is obviously still in Colombia, when he does return he will need to isolate for 10 days like we spoke about Celtic’s new signings.

“I don’t understand why he’s not back, there must be something going on behind the scenes, is it to do with the Porto speculation? I’m not too sure but it seems the same topic of discussion we’ve had for the last two to three seasons.”

For a start, Morelos finished after Helander and Barisic, he was then granted a two week holiday – one less than his team-mates – and he is now back in Scotland where he will have to quarantine, the difference is that the European based players weren’t traveling from red zone countries which is why they have been able to rejoin the squad already.

Will Alfredo Morelos be sold this summer?

Yes

Yes

No

No

There is nothing sinister going on and there isn’t much the club or the player can do about it, Halliday, as a current player really should no better than just to make things up or guess if he doesn’t know, there’s enough in the media already willing to do that sort of journalism.