Portsmouth fans have had enough of Kenny Jackett after late drama involving Rangers loanee Ross McCrorie saw them throw away a lead at Bristol Rovers.
Pompey were fancied to be promoted from League One this season having reached the playoffs in 2018/19, but they have endured a poor start to the campaign.
2-0 up after 70 minutes on Saturday afternoon, following a narrow win over Lincoln City in midweek, things looked to be getting back on track.
Yet, Rovers staged a comeback to nab a point right at the death.
Alex Rodman pulled one back for the hosts after 78 minutes, but Jackett’s men still looked like leaving with the spoils until disaster struck in the third minute of injury time.
In what was a final roll of the dice for the home side, Liam Sercombe sent in a corner which came off McCrorie’s knee and onto the underside of the crossbar, before goalkeeper, Craig MacGillivray, ‘appeared to get the final touch’ sending the ball into the net [BBC Sport].
BBC Sport credited the own goal to the keeper, while the Portsmouth FC Twitter account interpreted it as McCrorie’s.
90+3' | Goal Rovers. Own goal as it comes off Ross McCrorie at the corner
🔵 2-2 ⚪️#Pompey
— Portsmouth FC (@Pompey) October 26, 2019
Regardless of who got the telling touch, Pompey fans were incensed that their team had conspired to throw away a two-goal advantage, ensuring they remain 16th in the league table.
The equaliser prompted scores of supporters to call for Jackett to be sacked as manager.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
What a surprise😭🙄 #JACKETTOUT
— Jackett Out Stendel In (@OliBryan4) October 26, 2019
This has to be it now? Kj doesn’t know what to do or close a game. Action needed NOW
— Phil benfield (@BenfieldPhil) October 26, 2019
— Dan (@DanLewis1999) October 26, 2019
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Bye Bye Jackett
— Tempo_PUP 💙 (@tejeko33) October 26, 2019
Like that was a surprise it’s always late needs to change or we go down
— Troy Field (@TroyField5) October 26, 2019
Get him out of my club
— Anthony Hughes (@ant_hughesy) October 26, 2019
Too late making subs and a late goal conceded… you could get these tweets ready before the game starts #jackettout
— Gary Ellis (@GaryEllis17) October 26, 2019
Jacket needs to go now enough is enough
— Me (@gunnster657) October 26, 2019
I’ve resisted this long but #Jackettout.
— Mudskipper (@ROHunt81) October 26, 2019
— Pompey Pedro (@PompeyPedro) October 26, 2019