Rangers fans have been left fuming after Ibrox stars Borna Barisic and Glen Kamara were overlooked for the Premiership Team of the Season.
The SPFL announced its official select XI on Tuesday afternoon, with the release featuring additional comments from Scottish football journalists and podcasters on certain individual players [SPFL.co.uk].
Six Rangers players – Allan McGregor, James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Steven Davis, Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos – got the nod.
David McCarthy of the Daily Record described McGregor as the ‘best keeper in the country by a distance’, while Andy Newport of the Press Association labelled Tavernier’s campaign ‘sensational’.
No additional analysis was provided on Goldson or Morelos, but Scott McDermott of the Sunday Mail said 36-year-old Davis ‘defied his age’ in midfield, while Liam McLeod of BBC Scotland said Kent was the ‘spark that would often turn a tight game into a victory’.
All six of those players fully deserved their inclusions but plenty of Bears felt more Rangers stars should have got the nod.
In particular, the omissions of Barisic and Kamara for Hibs’ Josh Doig and Celtic’s David Turnbull, respectively, left many fuming.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Doig over Barisic just reveals the desperate attempts to appease anyone outside of Rangers. Turnbull looked brilliant the half season he played but replacing Aribo or Kamara with him based on a half season is laughable.
— David (@DavidBlack1091) June 8, 2021
Turnbull and Doig over Kamara and Barisic is mental 🤣
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) June 8, 2021
Doig over barisic 😂 I get Hes a good talent but best LB in the league?. Who is Boyle? Why would you pick David second half of the season Turnbull
— PocaDollyGabriela🇮🇹RFC🐻 (@PocaDolly) June 8, 2021
Left Back is mental lol and No Glen Kamara 🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️
— Peter Kelman (@KelmanPeter) June 8, 2021
No Barisic or Kamara it’s actually laughable.
— Conroy (@Conroy24948717) June 8, 2021
I get you want to share it around a bit, but Turnbull over Kamara is just laughable. A bloke who delivers a good corner, but otherwise runs about a lot giving the ball away, against a player who controls the tempo of a game, rarely wastes a ball and can provide the killer pass?
— Paul T (@HamptonCaught) June 8, 2021
Kamara is better than Turnbull everyday of the week
— Craig Mc (@craigster69) June 8, 2021
No Borna and no Kamara is pretty daft.
Doig has had a decent season but Barisic has been excellent throughout. And the same applies in regard to Kamara over Turnbull.
— huarty (@huarty) June 8, 2021
— INVINCIBLE Ryan Jack 🏆 (@RampantRyanJack) June 8, 2021