Rangers fans react on Twitter to brutal Levein dig
By James Black
Hearts manager Craig Levein has taken aim at Rangers’ pursuit of Jamie Walker – and fans of the Glasgow giants branded him a “joke” and “idiotic”.
Levein claimed at his media conference on Thursday that Rangers had broken promises they had made to the 24-year-old.
The Ibrox faithful quickly took to Twitter to fire back at the former Scotland manager and made it perfectly clear what they think of the newly-appointed Hearts boss.
Levein has a history of moaning about Rangers and fans on Twitter have been quick to point that, amongst other things, out.
The clubs spent most of the summer in talks over a move for Walker but the Gers refused to meet Hearts’ valuation of £1million for the winger; who is out of contract at the end of the season and has told Hearts he won’t be renewing his Tynecastle deal.
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The clubs even re-started talks on deadline day over a proposed player-plus-cash deal that would have seen Jason Holt returning to Tynecastle after leaving to join Mark Warburton at Ibroxin 2015.
Rangers fans are none too impressed with Levein’s criticism.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Levein having a pop at Rangers lol ???? this guy is a joke figure in world football and will always be lol ???? his ego surpasses Even himself lol https://t.co/T5h9hvQ1tP
— ANDY LACEY???????? (@knighthawk1970) September 7, 2017
If I were Jamie I'd be disappointed I had Craig Levein as my manager… https://t.co/KofWg9kCrP
— The Rangers Family ???? (@OneFamily_RFC) September 7, 2017
Levein must be off hit rocker? How dose he know a promise was made by rangers if he's not spoken to Walker?wouldn't that be red taping up
— Allan Thomson (@allan_822) September 7, 2017
The only people speaking about the bids from Rangers was Cathro, Budge and Levein, no one at Ibrox said a word
— John Gilday (@GildayJohn) September 1, 2017
Who's next, O'Halleron, Levein and now Sutton. They just can't help themselves. It's all about the Rangers ????????????
— young Marj (@madmarj3003) September 7, 2017
If I was levein id concentrate on my own clubs woes and pitiful start to the season
— DadoRanAway (@marco1873) September 7, 2017
Levein is an absolute walloper. We didn't give in to their idiotic demands, and it's us that have let Walker down. https://t.co/BjmOzbTzyC
— Matt (@mattr1873) September 7, 2017
Pedro Caixinha’s side are now expected to sign Walker on a free transfer when his contract ends after failing to agree a deal before the transfer window closed.
Rangers are lacking down the left wing after selling Barrie McKay to Nottingham Forest over the summer when McKay refused to sign a new contract and had identified Walker as their number one target.
With 15 goals in 43 appearances last season for Hearts, it’s east to see why Caixinha wanted to bring him to Ibrox.
In other Rangers news, Kenny Miller has been blown away by one of the club’s signings.