Alan Brazil has accused a Rangers star of ‘cheating’ in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Celtic in the League Cup final.
Rangers long wait for a major trophy is set to continue after they lost out the League Cup final to Celtic on Sunday at Hampden. The club last won a major trophy in 2011 before it was dissolved and have not won one since their ‘reformation’. In direct contrast, Celtic’s win on Sunday marked their 10th straight domestic title.
What is going to hurt Steven Gerrard’s side even more is the fact that they dominated the game for large parts. Although both team at 50% possession, the better chances without a shadow of a doubt fell to the Rangers players. They had 16 shots to Celtic’s 5 and 7 of them were on target compare to their opponents’ mere 1. But it is that one shot on target from Christopher Jullien that proved to be the winner.
One man who had a night to forget was Rangers striker, Alfredo Morelos. Despite having not scored in any of his 10 derby appearances against Celtic, the club’s fans were relying on the Colombian to finally deliver. But multiple chances went begging at his feet as he just could not find a way past Fraser Forster, even missing a penalty.
And as if to add salt to the Rangers man’s wounds, Alan Brazil has now accused him of ‘cheating’. Speaking on his morning show at talkSport, Brazil said:
“They’ll never have a one-sided game like that again and get beat.
“Never. Not for a long time – But Morelos, he does my head in.
“I know Ally [McCoist] likes him as a player, but you talk about someone, his middle name is Lionel. He’s always on the deck. He’s always on the deck! He’s a cheat. Simple as that! He just falls over too easy, too easy.
“And he’s a good player, but he has got to stop cheating. It’s as simple as that. I don’t care, I have got that off my chest now.”
Morelos does have a reputation of going down way too easily and rightfully so. And on Sunday as frustration mounted with the clock ticking down, it seemed that he was only interested in making a rough challenge on a Celtic player or going down hoping for the referee to give him something. Unfortunately, even all that was not enough to get him a winners’ medal.