'Totally useless', 'Empty jersey' - Rangers fans destroy defender after loss against Celtic
By James Black
Rangers lost 2-0 in Saturday’s Old Firm clash with Celtic at Ibrox and Rangers fans have had enough of Lee Hodson – with one calling the defender “totally useless”.
Hodson came into Pedro Caixinha’s starting XI to replace the injured Declan John and Lee Wallace at left-back but had a nightmare up against Celtic’s Patrick Roberts.
The Northern Irish international also made one of the worst attempts at blocking a shoot seen at Ibrox in years when he tried to get in the way of Tom Rogic’s opener.
That was enough for fans who have seen enough of the former MK Dons full-back to know his time is up.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter.
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Can't argue with the result, quality told in the end but Hodson is not Rangers class. Gave roberts an invitation to drive inside all game
— Jacen Young (@JacenYoung) September 23, 2017
Hodson? Never. Again. PLEASE. Enough is enough.
— graeme (@graemepark360) September 23, 2017
Lee Hodson and Kenny Miller.
— THERANGERSBIBLE (@Rangersbible72) September 23, 2017
Hodson was terrible ????
— Ash bash (@ash7982) September 23, 2017
Lee hodson worst excuse for a rangers player av ever seen
— Matty Thomson (@_matthewthomson) September 23, 2017
Miller almost set up Morelos. Other than that, no service.
Hodson is an empty jersey. I'd play better than him.
— ☆☆ Scott D ☆ ☆ (@gsdavo1975) September 23, 2017
Pedro needs to let Kenny Miller loose in January. Tie Hodson up in woods and leave him there
We need a ACM with plenty Flair and a pacey LW
— Craig Smith (@csljm84) September 23, 2017
The former MK Dons full-back looked miles off the pace and – if John and Wallace are both out longer-term – could find his place at risk from Under-20’s left-back Myles Beerman.
Second-half goals from Rogic and Leigh Griffiths sealed the win for the Hoops ahead of their midweek trip to Belgium to face Anderlecht in the Champions League.
Rangers now trail Celtic by eight points in the Scottish Premiership and their early title hopes already look to be in tatters.
The Hoops have now recorded three consecutive Old Firm wins since Caixinha’s appointment in March and Caixinha’s side looked a distant second for long spells in the second-half against Celtic.
Rangers last win against their bitter rivals came in April 2015 when they triumphed on penalties in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.
In other Rangers news, Scott Brown has made a big claim about the Gers’ tactics ahead of the Old Firm derby.