Mixed emotions as Rangers fans react to "scandalous" club decision
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Mixed emotions as Rangers fans react to "scandalous" club decision

When news broke of Ross McCrorie potentially moving to Aberdeen yesterday, Rangers fans were largely mixed over a player who has always been a popular figure at Ibrox.

Since the move was made official, not much as changed.

A combative defender-turned-midfielder who has previously been referred to as a “future captain” – no less by the Gaffer who sold him – it’s hard to blame them.

But McCrorie has only made 55 appearances since breaking through into the first team at Ibrox in 2017 and with competition across the defence and midfield, chances would be at a premium this season.

Having spent last season on loan at Portsmouth the loan card has already been dealt and now it’s about finding somewhere to play.

Onwards McCrorie goes to Aberdeen – a particularly interesting deal given the frosty relationship traditionally between the two clubs – where he will get minutes under Derek McInnes.

Now that the move is official, there’s been greater conversation from the Ibrox faithful about Ross and this loan-to-buy deal.

There has been a mixed response from Rangers fans to the sale of Ross McCrorie to Aberdeen. (Photo by Rangers FC/Instagram)

For some, for a player touted so highly it’s a substantial fall from grace.

For others, this is a decision which Rangers could rue.

Some believe the player simply wasn’t good enough or that he needs a permanent move to progress, thanking him for his service and wishing him all the best.

Many are also frustrated that the club have dealt with Aberdeen given the fractious relationship between the two clubs.