Former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch has blasted the current standards at Ibrox – insisting there is “no passion, fight, desire or aggression” on show from the Light Blues.
The Gers stumbled to a humiliating 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of bitter rivals Celtic at Hampden on Sunday and the former Gers skipper was furious with what he saw from his old side at the national stadium.
“There’s been an acceptance of mediocre performances for far too long now!” McCulloch said on his personal Twitter account.
“No passion, fight, desire or aggression on or off the pitch. No leaders and no answers for the fans who turn up week in week out and sing their hearts out. Unacceptable!”
There’s been an acceptance of mediocre performances for far too long now! No passion, fight, desire or aggression on or off the pitch. No leaders and no answers for the fans who turn up week in week out and sing their hearts out. Unacceptable!
— Lee McCulloch (@LeeHMcCulloch) April 15, 2018
The Gers were nowhere near competing with their bitter rivals at Hampden as Brendan Rodgers’ side took a step closer towards a historic back-to-back treble.
McCulloch spent seven years at Ibrox, playing 303 times for the Gers, and lifted three Scottish Premiership titles, three Scottish League Cups and two Scottish Cups as well as playing in the club’s first European final in almost 40 years when they played Zenit St. Petersburg.
Football insider verdict:
There is something worringly wrong at Ibrox just now and there needs to be questions asked – at all levels of the club. The shocking show of dissent by Andy Halliday after being substituted seems to be something bubbling over that has been kept out of the public eye so far. Something needs to change at Ibrox. Rangers fans long for someone like Walter Smith to return to Ibrox but it will take more than one man to sort out the shambles the Gers have become. Too many at Ibrox are happy to coast by and do the minimum needed – and getting the results to match.
In other Rangers news, this Ibrox legend revealed he was gutted at the news of David Bates agreeing to join Hamburg.