Rangers fans react on Twitter to O'Halloran red card v Motherwell
By Matt Farr
Rangers winger Michael O’Halloran was sent-off during the 2-0 victory over Motherwell on Saturday – and fans slammed the player on Twitter.
The 26-year-old was given his marching orders for a reckless challenge on Motherwell’s Carl McHugh less than five minutes into the clash, catching the midfielder on the thigh with a high boot.
After seeing their side reduced to 10-men almost immediately after kick-off, Rangers fans took to Twitter to deliver their verdict on the challenge, with many condemning the midfielder’s tackle, and admitting that the referee’s decision was justified.
There were a few though, that tried to sympathise with the player.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Red card all day long and a career-ender. In this case, O'Halloran's Rangers career.
— Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) January 28, 2017
And just like that. Michael O'Halloran #RFC career ends.
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) January 28, 2017
And with that, O'Halloran cemented the end of his Rangers career
— Jamie Watson (@JamieDrama) January 28, 2017
O`halloran is the reason catholics shouldn't play for rangers
— Stuart (@StuartR91) January 28, 2017
I think that might be the last time we see O'Halloran in a Rangers jersey unfortunately!
— Rangers FC (@Rangers_FC__) January 28, 2017
— Daz55++ (@Dazarchie) January 28, 2017
Shocked with the hate that O'Halloran is getting.Yes he put Rangers in a predicament but whoever wears that blue jersey should get support????????
— Baz_Calder⚽️ (@barrycalder_22) January 28, 2017
O’Halloran is by no means a dirty player. He is not a serial offender, and this was in fact his very first red card in his career.
The main concern for the fans, however, was that the 26-year-old had been handed an opportunity to impress manager Mark Warburton, with a first start in six league games – and he his only impact on the game was his dismissal.
He has been linked with a move away from Ibrox this month, but while Warburton has remained dismissive of the reports, he will no doubt be given something to think about heading into the final few days of the transfer window.
He has made 20 appearances this season, contributing five assists.
Motherwell were also reduced to 10-men when Scott McDonald went in late on Kenny Miller in the 27th-minute.