Rival supporters in despair after Morelos update; many now in total fear of Celtic game

By David Walton

March 31, 2022

The news that Alfredo Morelos could be missing for Sunday’s Glasgow derby has left plenty of Rangers supporters in total fear of their clash against Celtic.

The Hoops are due to head to Ibrox on Sunday for the third meeting of the season between the sides. Celtic could go 6 points clear of their title foes with a victory. Given there would only be 6 games remaining afterward, it could effectively be the game that unofficially hands Celtic the title.

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Rangers are in must-win territory for this one. But it’s looking as though they’ll have to do it without Morelos in their side.

An image appeared on social media of the Colombian forward in crutches at Glasgow Airport today. Football Scotland reported that the player was heading down to London to visit a specialist. The purpose of which was to give a prognosis on the injury picked up on international duty.

For our rivals, it’s a massively concerning look. Given the fact he’s heading down south today, it feels unlikely he’ll be involved to any extent this weekend. Granted, that’s still to be confirmed and almost certainly will in the coming days.

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Rangers were without Morelos for the 3-0 mauling at Celtic Park back in February. Kemar Roofe was given a spot in the team instead. That looks like being the way our rivals will need to go again, something that appears to have them in fear heading into Sunday.

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From a Celtic perspective, it’s actually a touch frustrating. As funny as it is to see them wound up about anything, you can’t help but feel the excuse is now already there for them. It’s the first thing they’ll try to use if we win the game, regardless of how comfortably.

However, what will likely be forgotten in all of this is that we’ve been without our star striker for 3 months. If Rangers are the squad they want us to believe they are, they should be able to compensate for Morelos’ absence. Not resorting to blaming it for bad results. That’s an admission they aren’t as strong as they think they are.

In any case, it’s left plenty of them in meltdown mode. Plenty can’t see a route to victory now as Celtic look ready to try and boss their second consecutive derby.

Below, we take a look at some of the furious reaction from our rivals to today’s news. It appears they’re more than a little upset:

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