Rangers fans have expressed their disappointment in former Ibrox captain Carlos Bocanegra for praising Aberdeen’s cup come-back over Kilmarnock.
The dons scored a late leveller to make it 1-1 against Killie to force the Scottish Cup tie to extra time before winning the match 4-3 in dramatic circumstances.
After the stunning match – which saw Aberdeen score twice in the final two minutes – ex-Rangers defender Bocanegra sang the praises of the Dandies on Twitter.
Congratulations on an exciting win! https://t.co/m6qVcAodVr
— Carlos Bocanegra (@BocaBoca3) February 20, 2020
But things might not be exactly as they seem when it comes to the former Fulham defender and 110-times capped USA star’s praise of Rangers’ northeast rivals.
Aberdeen recently announced a major transatlantic partnership with MLS outfit Atlanta United, courtesy of Scots-American Dave Cormack.
The link-up will see the two clubs share expertise, players and a relationship which both will hope reaps footballing and commercial advantages.
So where does Carlos Bocanegra come in? Well, the former Rangers centre-back is currently serving as the technical director and vice president of Atlanta.
Former Chicago Fire and Rennes defender Bocanegra clearly has to leave club loyalty at the door when it comes to his new role.
But that hasn’t stopped Rangers fans expressing their disappointment in Bocanegra on Twitter:
— Andy McKellar (@AMcKellar89) February 20, 2020
I'm not angry, Carlos. I'm just……… Disappointed.
And also a bit angry.
— Taco Monster (@tacomonster_) February 20, 2020
— Stevie Mc”G” (close enough) (@StephenMcGarry3) February 20, 2020
— Gary T (@TheFinalHurdle1) February 20, 2020
— Tags (@tagsbo) February 20, 2020
— William (@WTownsley) February 20, 2020
— Jamie Hunter (@jamiehunter72) February 20, 2020
— Jonny Lawrie (@jonnylawrie) February 20, 2020
— itsnotGordonhonest (@GordonnotMcCool) February 20, 2020
— OnlyAnExcuse (@OnlyAnExcuse) February 20, 2020
Carlos Bocanegra joined Rangers in 2011 and made 41 appearances for the club before moving on after the financial collapse in 2012.
Bocanegra isn’t the only Ibrox connection working with Atlanta United either – Frank de Boer is currently the MLS side’s manager.