'Horrific', 'Hide and seek champion' - Rangers fans blast attacker for display v Motherwell
By Danny Wright
Rangers fans on Twitter have blasted attacking midfielder Carlos Pena for his performance in an extremely controversial 2-0 loss to Motherwell at Hampden Park on Sunday,
Pena, 27, was hooked in the second half by Pedro Caixinha after having little effect in the Scottish Cup semi-final clash which saw the Gers miss the chance of facing Celtic in an Old Firm clash in the final thanks to a brace from Louis Moult.
The Mexico international has been widely criticised since signing for the Gers from Chivas in the summer, but looked to have been making progress in recent weeks, especially in his last outing when he netted a brace against St Johnstone.
He has neither completed 90 minutes either for Rangers, which suggests that he is either not playing to the standard that Caixinha wants or that he is nowhere near the fitness level required.
According to the fans, it was the former that was the problem with Pena on Sunday after a poor outing.
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Here is a selection of their tweets:
Starting to wonder if Carlos Pena is a professional footballer. Shades of the Georgie weah cousin about him.
— Geo McGill (@geo_mcgill) October 22, 2017
I don’t care what anyone says, Carlos Pena is one of the worst players i have ever seen. #Rangers
— Ewan McCann (@EwanMcCann1) October 22, 2017
Can’t believe Carlos Pena has actually made a career from playing football
— Odell Beckham Ginger (@dazbeattie9) October 22, 2017
Carlos Pena’s first touch is on par with Kenny Millers…. horrific.
— #AddTheTitles #61 (@j1mboW) October 22, 2017
The only thing Carlos Pena has affected in this game while playing in the no 10 role is the rage within my body ???????????? #RANMOT
— Kristopher Smith (@MrKSmith25) October 22, 2017
Carlos Peña – world hide and seek champion
— / (@_______JAG) October 22, 2017
Has anyone seen Carlos Pena?
— sclark73 (@stewart020214) October 22, 2017
Pena has made 10 appearances across all competitions since joining the Gers, scoring four goals in the process.
The Mexican attacker has become Caixinha’s usual No 10 in his starting line-up, behind striker Alfredo Morelos after a switch from the 4-4-2 formation following Kenny Miller’s axe from the first-team.
In other Rangers news, Bruno Alves has backed this Gers man to lead the club to success.