Rangers slammed by Celtic idol after 'very strange' Aaron Ramsey decision
Giovanni van Bronckhorst should not have brought Aaron Ramsey on for Rangers’ Europa League final penalty shootout.
That’s according to former Celtic hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Gers’ crushing loss.
Rangers lost to Frankfurt on penalties in Wednesday’s (18 May) Europa League final with Ramsey being the only player to miss.
The 31-year-old came on in the final moments of extra time, along with Kemar Roofe.
Kevin Trapp easily kept out the Wales international’s effort.
McAvennie insists Ramsey should not have stepped up after barely playing in the final.
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“It’s a horrible way to lose any game,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“I don’t get why he brought Ramsey on. I just don’t get it. He is probably the most experienced player on the pitch, I get that.
“But he wasn’t up to speed, he wasn’t in the game. It was never a good idea, for me.
“I will never criticise a player for stepping up to take a pen, that takes some serious guts.
“I just think there were other players who should have taken that over him, he never looked confident.
“Van Bronckhorst has made the wrong choice there, for me. It’s not like Ramsey is known for his penalty taking.
“It was a very strange one.”
Ramsey has made 13 appearances for Rangers since joining the club on loan in January.
He has scored two goals.