The Newcastle United man appeared to struggle on international duty.
Some Republic of Ireland fans on Twitter are ripping into Newcastle United centre-back Ciaran Clark on Twitter.
The Newcastle defender started and finished last night's 4-1 mauling by Wales, in which Martin O'Neill's side were 3-0 down within 37 minutes.
It wasn't a great night for any visiting player, but it looked particularly difficult for Clark, who was somewhat guilty for allowing Gareth Bale to cut inside on to his wand of a left foot to rifle home the hosts' second of the evening.
And here is how some Irish fans are reacting to his all-around performance:
Ciaran Clarke is a terrible defender. There’s still plenty out there that rate him as well— Harvey Specter (@ugotlittup2) September 6, 2018
Think it's more to Ciarán Clarke being poison and the setup. Not a defensive minded midfielder on the pitch— Daniel Winter ©™ (@Dan_LUFC_Winter) September 6, 2018
That's 3 times Ciaran Clarke has been a fraction too late as the ball flew past Darren Randolph. Darragh Lenihan anyone? #WALIRL— Ronan (@Mr_Ro_Jangles) September 6, 2018
Why would Ciaran Clarke show Bale on to his left foot? #WALIRE— Darragh Kelly (@CillDarragh) September 6, 2018
Ciaran Clarke caught ball watching— barry rodgers (@westbankbhoy) September 6, 2018
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez spent £5 million [Sky Sports] on Clark in the summer of 2016, but the Spanish manager clearly doesn't rate him any longer.
Benitez signed not one, but two centre-halves in the summer, and the former Aston Villa star is fifth-choice central defender, if everybody is fit.
Clark is behind Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez and Florian Lejeune - presently injured - in the pecking order.
He was given a chance by Benitez in the 3-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup last month, but let the opportunity pass him by - as many of the Magpies did that night - but you wonder if a January exit could on the cards, unless a drastic upturn in fortunes comes about.
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