Rangers fans have been lashing out at the decision to leave out ex-player Billy Gilmour from Scotland’s senior squad for the Euro 2020 playoff game against Israel this month.
It was confirmed that the 18-year-old, who left Ibrox in 2017, will be part of the under-21s side that will take on Croatia and Greece in their upcoming international fixtures. However, there are reports from the Daily Record claiming that manager Steve Clarke is still considering the player for the important tie against their fellow European nation.
Gilmour has enjoyed a brilliant week with Chelsea after he completed 90 minutes and was named man of the match for the victories over Liverpool and Everton. The Scotland under-21 international was lauded by former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane, who claimed he looked like a ‘world-class’ player during the fixture against the Blue half of Merseyside. Supporters were left lambasting the decision to not call up the youngster as they took to Twitter to react, with one describing the Scottish national team as ‘clowns‘. Here are a selection of tweets:
Ex Rangers youth player
Old alky Rangers hater
You work it out
— dEBT shredder (@andybearz) March 10, 2020
Steve Clarke’s not got a clue that’s why Scotland don’t produce good young talent can play for Chelsea against Liverpool get man of the match but can’t handle the pressures of playing for Scotland
— Scott Rowand (@ScottRowand) March 10, 2020
Because in they Scotland set up they still believe that size and strength are more important than skill.
— THE-_-ANTMAN (@AntwilharHarvey) March 10, 2020
Ahhh the Scottish National Team – the gift that keeps on giving clowns
— Steven (@SMXV8) March 10, 2020
Playing with Chelsea players and then there’s playing for Scotland there’s your answer
— speedy (@peakyblinders91) March 10, 2020
Precisely… then we wonder why we get nowhere … it’s ok we have Charlie mulgrew !! https://t.co/l6tgwLpnBX
— (@craigieh86) March 10, 2020
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