Rangers star Alfredo Morelos opens up on racist abuse as he confides ‘they did everything to me’
Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has opened up on how racist abuse has affected him during his time in Scotland as he fired a message of solidarity to countryman Davinson Sanchez after he was racially insulted on social media.
Morelos played in the Europa League when Glen Kamara was allegedly racially abused by Slavia Prague player Ondrej Kudela. UEFA have since opened an investigation into the incident and handed the Czech a provisional one-match ban.
Kamara has since revealed he has been targeted with horrific racial abuse every day since the Ibrox incident.
Morelos has also had his share of sickening abuse in Scotland.
Police had to investigate online abuse aimed at him last month and, two years ago, Aberdeen fans unfurled a banner at Pittodrie which had the phrase ‘Your mother is a mattress’ scrawled out in Spanish.
purs star Sanchez – an international teammate of Morelos – revealed he had been sent ‘disgusting racist abuse’ on social media which was condemned by the London club.
And, in an interview in Colombia’s Win Sports channel, Morelos revealed he had reached out to Sanchez
He said: “They involved my mother, they made me banners in the stands, they did everything to me.
“Racism is something very ugly. I sent a message to Davinson.”
But Morelos, who was the Premiership Player of the Month for March admitted he’s loving life at Rangers, after they clinched the title.
And he’s spoken about how his relationship with Steven Gerrard has grown after admitting they once had their difficulties.
He said: “I feel very happy here. We have a target now – the Scottish Cup – and the team have done very well in both the league and in Europe.
“Now I want to keep scoring goals and getting assists.
” Steven Gerrard is a legend and a great person. I have had difficulties with him, but we have fixed it. He showed confidence in me and I have responded. We have a nice relationship.
“I feel happy in Scotland and I love representing my country too.
“When we won the league everything was crazy. People lived it to the fullest because it had been ten years without winning the League.
“It was something very nice because people came out and enjoyed it. I am very proud to get the title.
“I am happy at Rangers and I want to win the Cup with them. If opportunities come up for me, we will analyse them.”