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Sadiq Slams Gerrard Over Poor Treatment During Loan Spell With Rangers

Sadiq Slams Gerrard Over Poor Treatment During Loan Spell With Rangers

Umar Sadiq has sensationally claimed Rangers still owe him money from his time on loan at the club.

The Ibrox loan flop had his season long loan spell cut short in December and isn’t impressed by how he was treated by the club.

And Sadiq has also revealed he was fined £20,000 by the club over a social media post during his time in Glasgow.

The Nigerian is currently out on loan at Perugia in Serie B after returning to parent club Roma.

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It was a nightmare six months for him in Glasgow as he joined the club but played just five times and making one start.

That came in the 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup semi-final and Steven Gerrard had earlier criticised the big forward for his performances in training and insisted he wasn’t capable of starting for the club.

He was forced to play him with Kyle Lafferty cup-tied and Alfredo Morelos suspended and was slammed by fans after the game.

But Sadiq insists Rangers withheld money due to him in December despite his loan spell ending early in the month.

“All of a sudden, I was told that I could not use the first-team dressing room any more. Instead, I had to go change with the kids. Then after a few days I was also forbidden to park my car inside the training centre,”he told the Sunday Post.

“I felt humiliated and kept asking what was the reason for the change of attitude but I never received any answers.

“Gerrard wouldn’t give any explanation about it, neither to me nor my representatives. I believe absolutely that I was not given a fair chance to show what I can do. They made me feel like a stranger. I started only once and that was when there were no other strikers available.

“For me everything went wrong after they brought in another striker. Once I put a ‘like’ on Instagram to a post from a fan and I was fined £20,000 which was absurd. And Rangers didn’t even pay me up everything I was due. They still have to give me my salary for December.”

But while the 22-year-old isn’t overly happy with Gerrard, and admitted he doesn’t care how the club do on the pitch, he revealed there is one player he will keep an eye out for in the future.

He added: “I honestly don’t care how they do. As long as I was a Rangers player, I behaved like a professional, giving everything I could of myself to the shirt but now I don’t want to hear about them and what they are doing anymore.

“In my opinion, they behaved in a disrespectful way to me, both as a player and as a person. When it ended, Steven Gerrard didn’t even have the courage to talk to me and tell me what was happening face-to-face.

“One man I do wish all the cluck and success to in the future is Alfredo Morelos. He was my fellow striker, and I felt good with him during the time I was in Scotland. I would say that he is a very good player and an exceptional guy. He will be one of the few that I will follow with affection.”

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  • Glory. 2 years ago

    I truly take a stand with this guy. He is a very good player. Most black players especially Africans,face what they now term coded racism, to the point that some of their club managers n fellow white colleagues gang up against them on the pitch refusing to pass balls to them etc not minding wether that cause them to lose a match. If only Africa in general n Nigeria in particular could develop their leagues; pay these players well n create right atmosphere for d game of football. It’s very sick to see Nigerian back home fanatically supporting these foreign clubs despite they not respecting us as a people. Yes we have bunch of idiots in almost all positions of authority including football, I still tell anyone over here who ask me d club I support, that’s it’s Enyimba n when I tell them it’s a great clubside from Nigeria, they look at me with scorn. I CANT ALLOW MYSELF TO CONTINUE IN THIS STUPID WESTERN COLONISATION.

    • Bomboy 2 years ago

      @ Glory, thanks for your post.

      I am baffled the way Africans popularise European leagues but know nothing about our home game.

      Since we have chosen to treat the white man as a god, we shouldn’t be surprised that they are treating us as their subjects.

      For racism to stop, the black man has to believe in his brand and stand for himself.

      I hope Sadiq finds himself among those who value his skills.

  • Find your way out

  • It isnt fair,I prefer he goes to the Championship

  • El Hadji Diouf said that few years ago about Gerrard see publication below.

    El Hadji Diouf’s lawyers might have their work cut out for them.
    The Senegalese forward made an astonishing claim earlier this week against former teammate Steven Gerrard, accusing the Liverpool legend of being a racist.

    “It’s common knowledge. Gerrard has never liked black people,” the former Liverpool, Bolton and Rangers player said.

    “When I was at Liverpool, I showed him I was black, that I wasn’t English, but that I’m no pushover. All the time I was there, he never dared looked me in the eye.”

  • An this our cowed coweditors will call thier own flop. CSN should learn how to used thier words against thier fellow Nigerians

  • Big lesson for african players . I kept wondering wat the matter is . Gerrard could be a bully racist as well

  • Olusegun. B 2 years ago

    You know El Hadj Diof did say that Gerrard never liked black players . It’s no surprising about what is happening in European football and the way black players are being treated . I used to recall how Didier Drogba would work so hard like ten men just to prove he’s the best striker amongst the Chelsea team be sure he was also aware of the other guys such as crespo, schevchenko and Torres because they were white . Whether football or other professions and works of life black people have to put much more than their everything to show they’re good at what they do . There’s never a privilege for them whether in Europe or America or wherever they may be . Because they system where they are don’t want them to have them . Even when pursuing the top prize of being the best . It shows there’s a problem with the global society and we being black not only should we address it , we show also fight it by doing what they white could never do , still being the best .

    I am an admirer of Steven Gerrard’s skills a player but ni fab of his racist bullying mentality. He seriously needs a mental check up