Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was labelled embarrassing by Stoke City winger and well-known Celtic fan James McClean on a post on his personal Instagram page, according to HITC.
The post, which has since been deleted, came about after the role the South American played in the dismissal of an Aberdeen player in the Scottish Premiership clash on Wednesday evening.
The Gers ended up running out 4-2 winners at Pittodrie to tighten the grip on second spot in the table, but the match did not pass without a good deal of controversy.
There were two men sent off in the contest and the Rangers forward was involved in both dismissals. He was adjudged to have contributed to Dons defender Scott McKenna being given his marching orders, after appearing to make the most of a reaction to an alleged stamp on the home man, and then Morelos himself saw red shortly after.
The Colombian had found the back of the net twice in the match prior to being given an early bath, the third time this season he has been dismissed against Aberdeen.
His aggression and petulance has landed him in trouble on a number of occasions this term, with Steven Gerrard’s patience surely beginning to run thin on his livewire Rangers ace.
One man who clearly wasn’t impressed with the latest goings on with the Gers’ forward was McClean, who did not hide his criticism when posting on social media.
The Stoke man, not adverse to controversy himself, posted a picture of the incident with the quote “that’s embarrassing, doesn’t get touched” attached to it.
Morelos is set to miss a number of upcoming matches for Rangers, which will be a blow to them as they look to close the six point gap between themselves and rivals Celtic at the head of the Scottish Premiership table.
The Colombia international now has 23 goals for the season, but heading into a busy period of the campaign, the Gers need him to be on the pitch rather than watching on serving suspensions.