Loads of Rangers fans have been discussing the form and leadership abilities of James Tavernier, and not one of them thinks the right-back should keep the captain’s armband next season.
The Gers lost their last realistic hope of winning silverware this season on Tuesday, as Aberdeen rocked up to Ibrox and won 2-0 to advance to the Scottish Cup semi-final, where they will play Celtic.
Not a single Gers player will feel proud of their performance, but fans were extra critical of Tavernier after the match, and not even because of anything that happened on the pitch.
Fans were fuming that the club’s official Twitter account interviewed substitute and recent signing Jermain Defoe, instead of the skipper, after such a devastating defeat.
There is no doubt Tavernier is a brilliant player going forward, racking up 14 goals and 17 assists in all competitions this season, but he is prone to lapses in concentration at the back, which simply should not happen from the side’s skipper.
Fans clearly feel the same way, as you can see from the Twitter reactions down below…
Is James Tavernier a great attacking full back that provides crucial assists and goals to this team? Absolutely.
Is James Tavernier the right choice for Rangers captain? No.
You can say he's a bad captain without saying he's a bad player.
— Ibrox Loyal (@_IbroxLoyal) March 13, 2019
Allan McGregor should be made captain all day long man. You seen last night Tav’s head dropped after the first goal considering how early we conceded. However his assists & attacking threat are crucial for us & our play. Great player but not captain material sadly.
— Raghav Sood (@raghavsood9) March 13, 2019
Never a Rangers captain, Not sure about a keeper being capt? Do we need to sign one with the correct attributes?
— alan laurie (@aldo1873) March 13, 2019
Ryan Jack all day for me
— Ross Ewen (@Ross53066652) March 13, 2019
McCrorie, McGregor or Jack (although he has been quiet for a few games) for me. Always show determination and fight.
— Rangers Views (@RangersFCViews) March 13, 2019
McCrorrie. I’d go full Bazza on the lad. Give him it.
— StevieGsBlueandWhiteArmy (@VaticanRSC) March 13, 2019