Rangers defender Ross McCrorie had an Old Firm to forget as he was sent-off in the 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat – and Gers fans were distraught by the 20-year-old’s performance but pointed the finger at manager Graeme Murty instead.
McCrorie could not get close to Celtic’s attackers before being sent-off for hauling Moussa Dembele to the ground early in the second-half.
The Scotland youth international is a big favourite with Rangers fans were quick to point the finger at Murty for McCrorie’s performance in the Hampden horror show.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
What surprised me was how poor young McCrorie was
— pooch (@Magtruss) April 15, 2018
It would have took me about 10 seconds to get sent off fair play mccrorie
— Grant (@GrantRedmondx) April 15, 2018
Baffling why murty continues to play McCrorie at centre half, best holding midfielder we have
— Alex watson (@ZanderWatson98) April 15, 2018
He was looking a class act at CDM. Have no idea why Murty dropped Alves for him. Alves hasn’t been the greatest but him there and McCrorie at CDM would have been fine. Having McCrorie at CB was too much pressure, especially in a game this big. Bad management.
— Carly. (@McC1872_) April 15, 2018
Can’t blame McCrorie for a lot. Yes he has had a poor game but this is his first game in CB all year, why on this day do we play him there with big money signing Alves on the bench? Murty has to go and so do the players not worthy
— Andrew McCormick (@_AndrewwMcC) April 15, 2018
First goal Rogic rolls McCrorie. Second goal Russell Martin makes a shocking clearance. Third goal McCrorie gets rag dolled by Dembele. Fourth goal Holt gives the balk away under very little pressure and then give away a penalty.
Aye but it’s all Foderingham’s fault ????????♂️????
— West Mids Loyal (@WestMidsLoyal) April 15, 2018
McCrorie had a shocker, but he's not a CB. This much has been clear for a while.
— Iain (@CemetryGates89) April 15, 2018
McCrorie returned to the starting XI for the first time in 2018 in last weekend’s 4-0 win over Dundee but simply wasn’t up to standard against Brendan Rodgers’ side at Hampden.
The result leaves the Gers with only second in the Scottish Premiership to play for in their final five games of the campaign.
Murty will need to get his side lifted for next weekend’s visit of Hearts to Ibrox as they look to finish ahead of Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen in the league.
McCrorie has made 20 appearances for the Gers since making his first-team debut earlier this season but has just returned to action after three months out with torn ligaments in his foot.
In other Rangers news, this Ibrox legend revealed he was gutted at the news of David Bates agreeing to join Hamburg.