The most straight-forward tweet was from RSL’s head scout and a former teammate of Morales’, Andy Williams. It’s not the most sentimental, but by “can’t replace those shoes,” it’s a clear acknowledgment of Morales’s quality.
Immediately packs bags can't replace those shoes but I'll try and get as close as possible to them. Got work to do #DangIt— Andy Williams (@bommadog) November 3, 2016
Tweets started coming in from some former teammates — like Ian Paul Joy and Brian Dunseth. The amount of praise from those he influenced should give anyone pause for thought. It ranges from beginning to end, and the sort of messages sent are nearly too much to handle.
@javi_mo11 You are a star & will always be a star! A true gentleman on & off the field. I am incredibly blessed I graced a field with you.— IAN PAUL JOY (@JOYPAULIAN) November 3, 2016
@javi_mo11 Good luck with everything, my friend. You are one of the best.— Alecko Eskandarian (@alecko11) November 4, 2016
Thank you @javi_mo11 for everything you gave to the club, the fans & this city. Class human being on & off the field. I wish you the best. https://t.co/c2Sir0wDov— Brian Dunseth (@BrianDunseth) November 3, 2016
@javi_mo11 sos grande Javi! Me dio mucho gusto verte y como siempre deseándote lo mejor!— Arturo Alvarez (@artieart10) November 3, 2016
@javi_mo11 all the best loco! What a guy ❤️— jonny steele (@jonnysteele22) November 3, 2016
Definition of a Maestro is @javi_mo11 was a pleasure sharing the pitch with you my friend all the best in your future endeavors #RSLFAMILY— Lovel Palmer (@lovelpalmer7) November 3, 2016
Thanks For Everything You Taught Me "Maestro" - Gracias Por Todo Lo Que Me Enseñastes @javi_mo11 ⚽️#Legend #Playmaker #JM11 pic.twitter.com/WuYmzndZSc— Sebastian Velasquez (@TiaN_Futbol) November 3, 2016
It was an honor to share the field with you Javi, thank you for some unbelievable memories on the pitch! pic.twitter.com/64MmS3zHn9— Devon Sandoval (@Big_Dev49) November 3, 2016
The only current RSL player as yet to acknowledge this publicly is Ricardo Velazco, who signed with the team late in the year.
@javi_mo11 has been someone I have always admire. You are a true example of a pro on and off the field! We will miss you. Suerte hermano https://t.co/4XCBHtEcUT— Ricardo Velazco (@velazco_gol) November 4, 2016