Rangers have suspended club captain Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller for a “team related incident” after the pair reportedly were involved in a furious row with manager Graeme Murty following Sunday’s Scottish Cup thrashing by Celtic – and Gers fans are distraught at the mess their club is in.
Neither player played any part in the Old Firm capitulation with Miller an unused substitute and Wallace still out injured but the Scottish Sun report they were involved in a bust-up with Murty in the dressing-room at Hampden after the final whistle.
The pair were summoned to Ibrox for a meeting with managing director Stewart Robertson and were suspended indefinitely, as confirmed by the Glasgow giants on their official Twitter account.
Rangers can confirm two players, Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller, have this morning been suspended pending investigation into a team related incident.
The club will make no further comment until this investigation has been completed.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 17, 2018
Fans aren’t happy at all with the way things have unfolded following the Hampden defeat – with one saying they “deserve better.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
— Michael (@MichaelSeafarer) April 17, 2018
Can’t believe your letting a caretaker manager suspend 2 players who one is our club captain and one is one of the most experienced in the squad
— Ross Herkes (@Ross_Herkes1) April 17, 2018
What an embarrassment of a club we are
— Jack ???? (@JackMcD72) April 17, 2018
Think it’s about time is fans done our own investigation on the daily running of our club!
— Craig Forrester (@CraigForrester0) April 17, 2018
Murty should have been out the door before them both! Absolute shambles.
— Kirsten (@kirsten93_) April 17, 2018
— AlIrv5 (@alirv5) April 17, 2018
wont be going to any rangers game for a long time now for sure
— distance no object (@adcouriers) April 17, 2018
Both players have already fallen foul of a manager this season with Pedro Caixinha banishing Kenny Miller to the club’s Under-20s before ordering Wallace not to attend the draw with Kilmarnock in October.
Miller’s contract runs out at the end of the season while Wallace has one more year remaining on his current deal.
The 38-year-old striker is in his third spell with the Ibrox giants after signing from Vancouver Whitecaps in 2014.
Wallace joined the Light Blues in 2011 in a £1.5million move from Hearts and was made club captain by Mark Warburton in 2015.