Rangers fans slam Tavernier’s performance following Scottish League Cup semi-final loss

Football fans can be fickle when it comes to certain players, and James Tavernier has fallen victim to this treatment a handful of times while at Rangers.

The club captain was criticised by a handful of supporters following Sunday’s disappointing result.

Steven Gerrard’s side were knocked out of the Scottish League Cup at the semi-final stage by Aberdeen.

A single goal from Lewis Ferguson in the 79th minute was the difference as an opportunity to earn a piece of silverware went begging.

Tavernier, who signed for the Scottish club from Wigan Athletic in 2015, played the full 90 minutes of the encounter.

After the match, plenty of Rangers fans took aim at the right-back, with some suggesting that he should be stripped of the captaincy.

It was the Gers’ first defeat in five matches in all competitions and only their third all season.

Next up for Gerrard and his men will be a home clash against Premiership opponents Kilmarnock.