Rangers fans want Tavernier axed after Spartak display

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.

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…