ALFREDO MORELOS has made an accusation of racism against some in the Celtic support, reiterating what his club were trying to allude to after the Glasgow Derby game.
Accusations of racism should always be taken seriously and the police were investigating the claims made by The Rangers on the final game of 2019.
We’re in February now, no charges or assertions have been made, no proof of these allegations has come to light yet Morelos is quite happy pushing the narrative.
A video which was doing the rounds saw abuse come the striker’s way as he walked off the pitch but nowhere does a racist slur come into it.
He doubled down on the accusation for a Sky Sports interview.
“In the match against Celtic we were winning in extra-time. I fell down, whether that is simulation or not that’s up to the referee but afterwards it was very frustrating to hear elements of the crowd screaming at me saying offensive things and racist words. I wasn’t trying to instigate or incite anything else.
“I just wanted them to stop and it was sort of a symbol saying ‘come on guys the game’s over, this doesn’t need to continue during the match. I understand if you are criticising but now it’s over’. I’m not someone who wants to start a fight with anyone, I don’t have any problem with any fans, any race and any religion and so I hope to be treated that same way.
“I don’t pay any attention to the press here because I know people are going to say positive and negative things about me but this doesn’t really affect my life or my family.”
There’s a very dangerous campaign underway to try and bring Celtic fans down to the gutter with them.
Celtic have been very quiet, the accusations are very heavy and should be treated as such. Anyone found to be racist towards anybody at Celtic Park should have to deal with consequences but any improper and false accusations of racism is wholly unacceptable and must be addressed if it’s the case.