Alfredo Morelos’ apology on social media has been met with mercy from Rangers supporters. Morelos was in hot water with Steven Gerrard last week after a breach of discipline.
The striker was suspended for the Europa League second-leg tie against Braga and he was granted the opportunity to fly home to Colombia to be with his mother.
The compassionate leave though was only granted on the basis he returned in time to get ready for the Scottish Cup quarter-final tie against Hearts at the weekend.
Gerrard wanted Morelos back by Wednesday, but the Rangers boss stated his striker arrived 24 hours late.
Morelos therefore missed a key preparation day of training, with Gerrard taking the decision to leave the Colombia international out of the squad altogether.
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It left Rangers with just one recognised striker and the Gers were made to pay as Hearts caused an upset in progressing through to the semi-finals.
Rangers fans were furious with Morelos for getting himself in disciplinary trouble with the club ahead of the crucial game.
But Morelos has moved to make amends with his loyal supporters, taking to social media to issue an apology.
“I wish to apologise to the club, the manager, coaching staff, all of my teammates and the Rangers fans for disappointing them with my conduct last week,” Morelos wrote.
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“I understand that people inside and outside the club are disappointed that I let them down and it was never my intention to do so.
“Everyone at Rangers and the fans have given me so much love that I’m so grateful for and I just want to show everyone on the pitch how much Rangers means to me.”
And it appears the 23-year-old has been forgiven by most who have replied to the post.
One fan wrote: “Still love you.”
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Another tweeted: “Forgiven. Love you.”
A third said: “Just start scoring goals again and it’s all good.”
A fourth posted: “Can’t stay mad at you for too long. Love you.”
Another replied: “Apology accepted! Love you.”
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