Rangers Boss Steven Gerrard Calls Fan To Be Banned For Life After Alfredo Morelos Is Hit By A Coin
Rangers star Alfredo Morelos was struck by a coin while celebrating his goal against St Mirren, in an incident that comes days after Hibernian manager Neil Lennon was hit by a coin during the Edinburgh Derby.
The Colombian bagged an injury-time goal for Rangers which sealed a 2-0 win away to St Mirren, however as he celebrated with a knee slide a coin hit him on the leg.
However, the footage shows that the player did not appear to realise what had happened - or maybe just chose not to react - in contrast to Lennon who was struck by the object on Wednesday night, and in turn went to the floor clutching his face.
In the aftermath of the incident, which occured on Saturday afternoon, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard told The Scottish Sun:
“At any stadium in the world, we don’t want to see things getting thrown onto the pitch.“And I say that to all my rivals out there as well. It’s not right to thrown things from the crowd.
“It’s not acceptable in any sport.
“Is it going to have to take someone’s eye to come out or someone to be badly hurt from an object for us to make it stop.
“These people shouldn’t be at a football match. You just ban them forever. It’s that simple.
“Then it will stop. If it gets ignored then it will go on and on.
“Alfredo didn’t mention it. But he doesn’t. He gets on with it and just wants to play football.
“He’s been called up for Colombia and I think he’s been excellent. He deserved his goal today. He’s been excellent for us.”
Meanwhile, the win was a welcome one for Rangers as it brought to an end a three-game winless run in all competitions, which had seen Gerrard come under-fire from some sections. However, the Gers will now look to kick-on from the St Mirren victory and in turn put pressure on Hearts and Celtic at the summit of the SPL.