Former Rangers star Stuart McCall’s incredible revelation that an unnamed player didn’t want to play in the Scottish Premiership playoff against Motherwell in 2014 because they were worried they could get injured is the perfect example of everything that has been wrong at Ibrox in recent years.
McCall told the Daily Record a player approached him unwilling to play in the two-legged clash with Motherwell before changing their mind a few days later and it’s an incredible insight into the mentality of players at the club.
After making their way back up through the leagues, the Gers were 180 minutes away from a return to the top flight at the first attempt but it seems that wasn’t enough for the all of the highly-paid professionals on the club’s playing staff to be willing to go out and do what it is they are paid thousands of pounds a week to do.
While McCall hasn’t named the player – and he really should have – it will only serve to leave fans further disillusioned with the way things have been going at Ibrox in recent years.
The player in question is no longer at Ibrox although fans will have reservations over certain members of the current squad and their dedication to playing for the Glasgow giants.
After everything that has gone in at Ibrox over the last five or six years, the idea that players were unwilling to play in what was a huge match for the Gers is something that will leave fans disgusted.