Glasgow Rangers were far from happy with a tweet from journalist Ewan Murray, who slammed the lack of Scottish players in their squad for their Premiership opener on Saturday.
The Gers kicked off their campaign with a 3-0 win over Livingston at Ibrox in front of 23,000 supporters (The Herald). Ianis Hagi opened the scoring in the first half before Scott Wright and Kemar Roofe completed the scoring to put the Gers top of the table – they already lead their fierce city rivals Celtic by three points after they were defeated 2-1 by Hearts (BBC).
The Gers included two outfield Scotland players in the squad – as well as two goalkeepers. Others, such a Ryan Jack, would have been included if he were ready to feature. However, Murray was clearly very unhappy with this, and took to Twitter to criticise the squad selection.
Do you agree with Murray?
The tweet attracted plenty of attention from the Gers supporters, and they took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the tweet from Murray below
“Disappointing tweet. Usually quite funny, sometimes educated. This comes across as bitter!”
“Haha love how triggered you get about all things Rangers!”
“utter nonsense, you have looked long and hard to find a negative here , clubs had to fight for the colt team to get involved , these things take time , look at the amount we have out on loan getting experience”
“Journalists unable to hide their contempt of Rangers before a ball has even been kicked, guess the football is well and truly back now.”
“Feels like a cheap dig at a club you perhaps don’t like very much. Youth development takes time, and IMO Rangers are putting steps in place to make sure we have good Scottish players coming through.”
“Just for the sake of it, ignore the 2 Scottish international goalkeepers in the squad because it makes your point more valid ! Stirring it early this year Ewan, hope yous get relegated again after a comfortable victory tonight.”
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