Many Blackburn Rovers fans were left to slam the display of Everton loanee Jarrad Branthwaite in their 3-2 home loss to Watford on Wednesday night.
Goals from Liverpool loanee Harvey Elliot and Ben Brereton were not enough for the Lancashire club as Joao Pedro, Ismaila Sarr and Ken Sema made sure that the Hornets took all three points away from Ewood Park in the EFL Championship fixture.
Should Carlo Ancelotti play Branthwaite more for Everton?
A lot of BRFC supporters were not very impressed at all with the performance of Branthwaite, who lost the ball no fewer than 16 times in the game, the fourth-most out of any of his teammates to have set foot on the pitch (Sofascore).
The Goodison Park faithful will want to hear of better displays from the 18-year-old as he continues his development away from the Merseyside club.
Blackburn fan reaction to Branthwaite display
These Rovers fans slammed his performance on Twitter, with one fan even going as far to say that the English central defender is ‘tragic’:
“Branthwaite is one of the worst defenders I’ve seen”
“Harwood-Bellis and Branthwaite aren’t it! Simple basic defending and neither do it! Our own academy players could do better #rovers”
“Take Branthwaite back to Everton please. He’s tragic.”
“Branthwaite shouldn’t play again.”
“Mowbray out!!!!!! He’s clearly lost the dressing room since he parachuted in these loan signings ahead of experienced pros…. Branthwaite is the worst defender I’ve seen on a long time in a Rovers jersey”
“Get Branthwaite out of this team. Absolute liability #rovers”
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