Alfredo Morelos Stops Play During Attack In Brilliant Show Of Sportsmanship
| Last updated
Alfredo Morelos stopped playing in the middle a dangerous attack during Rangers vs Royal Antwerp - due to an injury.
Rangers had a great chance to counter late in the first half, with Morelos out on the wing and ready to dart inside.
Jeremy Gelin went out to mark the Colombian and felt a twinge in his hamstring, hobbling off the pitch.
Morelos could've continued playing with Antwerp down to ten men. Instead, he stood still and let the referee blow his whistle.
bAd bOY oF scOTtiSh fOotBaLl
Not at all, classy behaviour from Alfredo Morelos :clap:
Sportsmanship Level :100:#UEL pic.twitter.com/8BAixH14Xw
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 25, 2021
A member of BT's commentary team hinted that some of his teammates won't have been too happy, but it was an incredibly noble act.
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku is watching the game at home and tweeted: "Fair play to Morelos from Glasgow Rangers. Through on goal and stopping for an injury of the opponent.. great sportsmanship."
Fans have reacted to the gesture and while it is classy, it isn't what they were expecting from Morelos.
Nah this guy is so unpredictable:sob::sob: The guy is the CEO of red cards ffs and now he pulls something like this https://t.co/HG2flGYKwq
- pim (@PDBFC_) February 25, 2021
The Scottish media is gonna be fuming when Morelos wins the FIFA fair play award
- CJ (@cjnovo992) February 25, 2021
This sportsmanship from Alfredo Morelos :pray:
After one of the Royal Antwerp defenders pulls up injured, he halts Rangers' dangerous attack :clap: pic.twitter.com/LTW2BYl5JB
- Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) February 25, 2021
Morelos: "Antwerp, for once, I'm not trying to be a shithouse. I know it's an awkward situation, and I don't like it any more than you do." pic.twitter.com/8VeeH2q0MX
- Simpsons SPFL :flag_black: (@SimpsonsSPFL) February 25, 2021
Rangers are currently leading the Europa League round of 32 tie 3-2 on the night and 7-5 on aggregate.
Morelos opened the scoring inside nine minutes before Lior Refaelov equalised.
Nathan Patterson and Ryan Kent made it 3-1 to Steven Gerrard's side in the second half before Didier Lamkel Ze halved the defecit.