Gerrard called for lifetime bans for violent supporters

first_imgRangers head coach Steven Gerrard has called for a lifetime ban on apprehended football supporters who threw missiles.Alfredo Morelos was hit by an object while celebrating a second Rangers goal against St Mirren.The Colombian star who netted a goal in injury time that rounded off the match to a 2-0 victory. But during the celebration, what appeared to be a coin bounced off his leg four days. And this is coming after Neil Lennon was struck in the face by a coin thrown by a Hearts fan at Tynecastle.“At any stadium in the world, we don’t want to see things getting thrown onto the pitch,” said Gerrard via Daily Mail.“And I say that to all my rivals out there as well. It’s not right to throw things from the crowd.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“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, it will go on and on.”“Alfredo didn’t mention it. He gets on with it and just wants to play football. He’s been called up for Colombia. He’s been excellent and he deserved his goal.”St Mirren boss Oran Kearney didn’t know what had happened but having been captured by television cameras, Kearney said:‘If that is the case, there’s no place for that in football. Any person who steps inside a football ground should have an entitlement to their safety and the same when they walk out of it again. That’s the bare minimum we can ask for.’last_img

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