Out of nowhere last night The Sun broke ranks with an unexpectedly accurate opinion piece on Alfredo Morelos.
For the best part of a month newspaper readers have been fed a steady diet of heart-warming stories relating to the Colombian, it almost seemed as if there was an orchestrated campaign to paint the striker in the most favourable light.
Alongside stories of incredible charity work in his homeland Steven Gerrard and others such as the intellectual heavyweight Kris Boyd were talking up Morelos with no comparison too far-fetched.
The image being portrayed was at complete odds with the snarling, injury feigning player known to Scottish football fans. Someone always looking to get opponents booked or sent off while leaving his boot in where least wanted. A player that had picked up seven red cards in 17 months and who had escaped at least as many again through kindly Scottish referees.
Bringing some balance to the mainstream Leckie revealed some truths about Morelos- the reaction from Ibrox fans has been predictably outraged- how dare anyone share home truths about the only sellable asset in a club that is at least £10m short in seeing out the season.
Wow, don’t think I’ve saw so much truth published in ages ?? https://t.co/qvDtQmPJEw
— liam docherty (@liamd07) January 13, 2020
?? Bill Leckie | Guys like Luis Suarez get little respect from opponents because they don’t try to earn it.. sadly, that’s the way Alfredo Morelos is headedhttps://t.co/PtvTTgpkmT pic.twitter.com/ghdJuNPygG
— Scottish Sun Sport (@scotsunsport) January 13, 2020
I’m not surprised that the Sun employs a xenophobe like Bill Leckie.
— Derek Howie (@DerekHowie) January 13, 2020
Absolutely disgraceful article. But then its Bill Leckie and the sun, so no surprise.
— James Mcguire (@jamesmcguire191) January 13, 2020
Does Leckie know him personally? All of this conjured up whilst a blind eye is turned on the charity work he’s just finished at home. Unbelievable that this gets printed. Even more so that Leckie still manages to fill news columns with this drivel
— Dougie McRae (@DougieMcrae) January 13, 2020
They don’t like the truth being highlighted. That’s why you are under attack today Bill. The sub culture are baying for blood…supporting your point
— Jack Dempsey (@JKDDevelopments) January 13, 2020
“They”, “sub culture”. Can you explain what you mean by this. I assume this is your terms for Rangers supporters?
— stevo (@stephen66991515) January 13, 2020