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.
Delivery into the box at set pieces would be a good place to start, give someone else a chance when it’s clear tav’s don’t work
— Sergio Georgino (@StoneNu) October 28, 2018
Y does this guy keep taking dead ball situations?
— JaMiE P (@jambop45) October 28, 2018
Please stop taking the free kicks.
— alex (@alexscott_watp) October 28, 2018
Not a knee jerk reaction but Tav isn’t good enough – not captain material either – doesn’t inspire his team or our support – delivery can be wonderful but can also be dreadful , no in between — hides in big matches – not in the same ilk as Gough, Ferguson, Amo, Moore etc
— Rangers family ? (@spirit_of_2Pac) October 28, 2018
Never a rangers captain. Fell short at every hurdle with him wearing the armband. Need a leader on the pitch.
— kyle thomson (@kylethomson10) October 29, 2018
Needs benched for a few games
— Ravishing Rick Rude (@lolzathon) October 28, 2018
— Allan Storer (@allan_storer) October 28, 2018
you are part of the problem, always predicting before games, try and deliver
— Brook (@brooklynpark262) October 28, 2018
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.