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Rangers: Fans react to Jermain Defoe’s Sky appearance

Rangers: Fans react to Jermain Defoe’s Sky appearance -Rangers News

Rangers striker Jermain Defoe was part of Sky Sports’ punditry team for two televised Premier League matches on Sunday.

He joined Graeme Souness, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville in the studio for West Ham United v Tottenham (two of his former clubs) and Manchester United v Liverpool.

However, Rangers were in action themselves on Sunday, beating St Mirren 2-1 to move three points clear at the top of the Premiership.

What’s Defoe’s role at Rangers?

Defoe signed a one-year contract extension at Ibrox over the summer and has taken some coaching responsibilities in addition to playing (via BBC Sport).

The 38-year-old has only seen eight minutes of competitive action so far this term, making a substitute appearance against Dundee United back in early August. Aside from that, he hasn’t featured in any of Steven Gerrard’s matchday squads.

At 9:21pm on Sunday night, Rangers’ official Twitter channel tweeted that ‘it was great to see one of our coaches on punditry duty today’. They added that they were ‘looking forward to having JD back at our training centre to continue his development as a coach whilst playing a key role within our squad’.

However, with Defoe still in the Gers’ playing ranks and his current club playing yesterday, some Light Blues supporters were not impressed with his Sky Sports appearance.

Fans fume over Defoe no-show

“He should be on the bench to bring on in games, never mind at Old Trafford!”

Credit: @ClaytonLaird

“Key role within our squad… he’s been bombed out”

Credit: @thestranGER1872

“He should have came on in the second half, he’s the best finisher at the club.”

Credit: @jamesst50264523

“There’s no way this is justified”

Credit: @CraigBr92630627

“Would have been great to see him at our game today too Mr Rangers”

Credit: @cccc18721972

“Good luck to Gary Mac on covering the Leeds game next Sunday while we’re away to Motherwell. Baffling stuff.”

Credit: @NYCRFC

“Embarrassing”

Credit: @jamiehanna2000

In other news, many Rangers fans gushed over this training ground image.


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