Alfredo Morelos: teenager accused of alleged racial abuse in Celtic vs Rangers match | Football News

 Alfredo Morelos: teenager accused of alleged racial abuse in Celtic vs Rangers match |  Football News

Glasgow police have arrested and charged a teenager in connection with an alleged racist social media post targeting Alfredo Morelos during Sunday’s Celtic-Rangers game.

Morelos scored Rangers’ equalizer in the 1-1 draw with Celtic, after which he was reportedly the target of a racist video.

Scottish police said on Monday morning they had opened an investigation after receiving a number of complaints about an offensive social media post.

On Monday evening, it was confirmed that a 17-year-old young man had been arrested and charged.

Rangers and Scottish Police have also confirmed that the arrest was linked to the Snapchat post targeting Morelos.

Earlier Monday, John Clark Motor Group revealed that it suspended an employee after racist abuse was allegedly directed at Morelos on Snapchat.


Celtic and Rangers players were united as they chose to stand up rather than kneel before the Old Firm clash.

The incident came just days after Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara was reportedly subjected to racist abuse during a Europa League game against Slavia Prague.

A UEFA investigation into this incident is underway.

Rangers and Celtic players have decided to unite against racism rather than take a knee before Sunday’s Old Firm derby.

Rangers captain James Tavernier said: “We took a knee to send a message, but we think that message is not strong enough.

“We wanted to send a strong message and it was an easy decision. You saw the situation on Thursday and it will be resolved.


Highlights from the Old Firm game between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park.

“But I’m confident in saying that all of our black players have been racially abused this season.

“It’s coming from social media platforms and it’s a key message for them. We must act – enough is enough. ”

Following Morelos’ alleged abuse, Rangers said: “Our captain highlighted the continued targeting of footballers online.

“Now is the time for social media companies to take action and root out faceless cowards making offensive comments like this. ”

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