Scunthorpe ‘cheat’ set to leave Glanford Park

Scunthorpe United midfielder Josh Morris, the man at the centre of the weekend’s ‘cheat’ storm, is poised to depart the club.

Morris has been widely condemned for scoring a controversial equaliser in their game with Plymouth Argyle. Pilgrims’ keeper Matt Macey went down injured, threw the ball out of play, but saw it kept in by Morris.

The former Blackburn man then curled it over the stopper’s head and into the net, making in 2-2 on the afternoon. The Iron went on to lose 3-2, but both club’s were relegated.

After the game, Scunthorpe chairman Peter Swann took all media interviews, stopping his players and manager from commenting. he wasn’t happy and it seems that Morris has played his last match for the club.

The Grimsby Telegraph report that he threw his shirt into the fans at the weekend, although nobody stopped it going in and kept it for themselves. He’s said the traditional ‘goodbye’ and is now set to leave the Iron as they embark on a new challenge in League Two.

Our View

Putting aside the whole ‘cheat’ storm, Josh Morris is a quality midfielder. he was spoken about in glowing terms last summer and remained at Glanford Park having fired them to a top six finish.

A man of his talents has no place in League One, but his new club might want to have a word about integrity and fair play, because right now his reputation as a professional is at a low.


  1. Harsh words. If you wish to label a player a cheat then do so for all…. divers are cheats too, but they get let off with the word ‘simulation’. Players who fein injury are cheats… nothing said when they are caught out on Match of the Day.
    I was there…. check the video. The keeper collected the ball.. waved a bit.. then rolled the ball towards the touchline. No one near me thought he was injured… just gamesmanship to slow down the game. He didn’t look injured when he jumped to stop the lob… or when he went forward to complain to the ref!. He then had to go through with the deception and got carried off!!!!. Cheat ?….hmmmm. Anyway, it didn’t look good for Morris and I think he may just let ‘gamesmanship’ play out in future.

    • We agree with the comments here. The word cheat was specifically used because it featured in the article we linked to – hence the quotation marks. It wasn’t specifically the writers opinion, more a reflection on the wider held feeling from the source article.

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