If Glasgow Rangers Alfredo Morelos, the young Colombian scoring sensation, was Scottish, everybody would be raving about his all-round-ability, his ration of passion and undisputed raw talent.
Instead, he gets unfairly treated at times, especially by ridiculous refereeing decisions who allow clumsy and completely obsessive challenges on him to go unpunished.
The Rangers striker then gets punished by the whistlers and criticised for waving his arms in disgust and his unruly conduct. They accuse him of looking unhappy, it is so unfair and it really has to stop.
Morelos’ goal against Hearts was classic, cultured, cocky, confident and captivating, reminding Rangers fans of other top players in world football, and he plays in the SPFL.
Let’s enjoy Morelos’ performances for as long as he remains in Scotland.
He was also involved in all three of the Light Blues goals. He set up the first goal for Ryan Kent when he unselfishly took the goalkeeper out of the game and rolled the ball to the Liverpool loanee to score the opener.
He also nodded a brilliant cross from the right-hand side down for the Hearts keeper to palm out the ball to the onrushing Scott Arfield to score the third and deciding goal for Rangers.
He has now been involved in all of the Ibrox side’s last six goals scored against Rapid Vienna and Hearts.
Morelos has become irreplaceable with his current form and confidence coming to the fore.
Why are Scottish pundits giving him such bad press and far too reluctant to give Morelos the credit he deserves?
“With the guy the Ibrox legions know as Alfie Mo, that must be a soul-destroying task, because all too often he produces a whole load of what rhymes with Von Trapp,” Bill Leckie of the Scottish Sun said after the Rapid Vienna game.
“He’s short on pace, he doesn’t press defenders hard enough, his touch lets him down, his positional sense is poor.
“His discipline’s poor, between the silly fouls and the talking back and the lying down when he’s barely touched.”
May I remind Leckie that Morelos scored two valuable goals and won the penalty for captain James Tavernier to score with?
He was also chosen as Rangers ‘Man of the Match’, but it didn’t stop him from criticising Alfie Mo for playing so badly.
The Ibrox club are lucky to have a class act running their forward line, even though he was sent off twice and the one at Aberdeen was rescinded, and cost Rangers two much-needed points.
Morelos has scored 11 goals with six assists so far, and is keeping Kyle Lafferty out of the Rangers team, because he is performing outstandingly well every week.