BBC's Michael Stewart blasts Morelos for gesture to Celtic fans

By John McGinley

December 29, 2019

BBC Scotland pundit Michael Stewart has criticised Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos after he reportedly made a gesture towards Celtic fans during today’s derby at Celtic Park.

As The Daily Record report, Morelos could find himself on the receiving end of disciplinary action after ‘appearing to make a throat-slitting gesture towards Celtic fans’ following his receipt of a red card.

The Colombian striker was sent off late in the match after being booked for diving, with referee Kevin Clancy showing no hesitation in giving him his marching orders.

On his way off the pitch, he appeared to gesture towards supporters in the Main Stand at Celtic Park, around Neil Lennon’s dugout area.

Stewart acknowledged that Celtic deserved to lose the match on Twitter, but slammed the 23-year-old for his conduct.

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Completely unnecessary

Although the derby is always a game of high emotion, Morelos fully deserved his sending off and his complete lack of class leaving the pitch, even on the verge of victory, just shows that his temperament is far below the standards expected in Scottish football.

Despite Lennon’s side losing, Christopher Jullien dealt with Morelos well for much of the game and the striker again couldn’t find his way to goal against us, despite some golden chances.

Whether this incident gets picked up by the compliance officer remains to be seen, but with BBC Sportscene pundits like Stewart commenting, there’s definitely a chance of that. Morelos may have just badly let down his team again.