Loads of Rangers fans have been running the rule over Thursday’s defensive calamity, and there’s plenty of blame on captain James Tavernier’s shoulders.
Tavernier has taken some serious stick for his recent performances, and the Gers’ skipper didn’t do himself any favours on Thursday.
Fans have been calling for someone else to take the armband, and the 27 year-old showed absolutely no leadership when the defence fell apart against Spartak Moscow.
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Steven Gerrard’s side went into the half time break with a 3-2 lead, only to defend like schoolchildren in the second half and lose 4-3.
Jon Flanagan was perhaps the biggest culprit, but fans aren’t happy with Tavernier either.
The Englishman has popped up with some crucial goals from set pieces this season, but fans are bashing both his attacking and defending play after Thursday’s horror show.
His defensive awareness and positioning is certainly a major concern, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Tavernier couldn’t cross the road #pony
— Ross Melrose (@rmelrose11) November 8, 2018
2 months before Tavernier was made captain he said the team were “happy” with a point against Aberdeen because we had gone 1-0 down. He is no where near the leader Rangers need.
— Angus ????????? (@Rangersangus72) November 9, 2018
Tavernier still can’t defend #Rangers
— Graeme McCall ?? (@TheGraeme5088) November 8, 2018
Tavernier is a big game bottle merchant, full back 4 were shocking tonight
— Iain Auld (@IainAuld) November 8, 2018
Gerrard needs to start making subs before the 80th minute.
James Tavernier should not be our captain.
— Joe (@jtl_96) November 8, 2018
Tavernier has been stinking for weeks now, he needs dropped for a game or two, our defence cost us a huge away win tonight
— Graeme McCombe (@Coombie7) November 8, 2018
Before the season started I said I’m not a fan of goalkeeper’s being captains but I’m taking that back. McGregor should be the Rangers captain as I think the armband’s to big for Tavernier like it was too big for Wallace
— DALCIO IS THE GOAT (@BenRFC2) November 9, 2018
While Iam on. JAMES TAVERNIER IS NOT A CAPTAIN!!! And definetly not a Rangers captain.
— ?? cozy1872 ?? (@cozy1873) November 8, 2018