Rangers defender David Bates made his final appearance for the Light Blues in Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Hibernian – and Gers fans were not happy with the defender’s performance as he had a nightmare afternoon.
The 21-year-old will move to join newly-relegated Hamburg in the summer as the Germans prepare for life in the German second tier for the first time.
Bates’s final appearance didn’t get off to a great start when the defender conceded a penalty after an off-the-ball incident withs Hibs striker Florian Kamberi, which the striker stroked home.
Gers fans were not impressed with Bates’ final performance – with one saying the defender is an “absolute bomb scare.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
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— Alan Temple (@alanftemple) May 13, 2018
Whole team is murder. Bates and Martin horrific
— Dave (@dm1872_) May 13, 2018
Russell Martin is dirt, and don’t care what anyone says David Bates is not a loss at all the guy is an absolute bomb scare
— Ryden Ferguson (@rydenferguson) May 13, 2018
How bad must Alves be in training to have Bates on before him.
— Yacky (@hesaidnoto) May 13, 2018
Martin and Bates both playing right back for that goal there.
— AW???????? (@AW1872) May 13, 2018
Can’t wait to see the back off Bates and Martin pair of donkeys!
— Chunk! (@dle_sure) May 13, 2018
Bates evidently not keen on Bundesliga 2 next season then.
— FraserClarke (@Fraser_Clarke) May 13, 2018
Bates has made 28 appearances for the Gers in his two seasons at Ibrox after joining – initially on a development loan – from Raith Rovers.
The Kirkcaldy-born defender has been a regular in the first-team this season and played a key role after the winter break as the Gers went on their best run of results since returning to the top-flight.
The defender was one of a number of players who made their last appearance for the Gers against Hibs – with Sean Goss, Russell Martin, Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings all coming to the end of their loan deals – although the Light Blues have an option to make Cummings and Murphy’s moves permanent.