Rangers were beaten 2-0 by Celtic at Ibrox this afternoon.
Rangers failed to show that they can challenge for the Scottish Premiership title today as they lost 2-0 at home to rivals Celtic.
After a strong pre-season and some early season promise, Rangers fans were looking for a strong result today to prove they can really challenge Celtic this season.
However, Celtic were the better side throughout and went 1-0 up before half time as Odsonne Edouard coolly slotted past Allan McGregor for the opener.
Rangers attempted to haul themselves back into the game by introducing Sheyi Ojo, Jordan Jones and Morelos, but they ended up conceding again as Jonny Hayes added a second on the break.
Jones then picked up a straight red card late on to compound a dismal day at Ibrox, with few Rangers players receiving any sort of credit for their displays.
Too many players fell short of the mark, and one of those was midfielder Joe Aribo, who has impressed for Rangers since joining from Charlton Athletic this summer.
Aribo was bizarrely played as a winger by Gerrard in what was a terrible tactical error, but even when he moved back into midfield, he didn’t fare much better before being hooked for Jones.
Aribo wasn’t able to impact the game in the final third and was found guilty of backing out of challenges early on, which potentially handed Celtic an early initiative.
Some Rangers fans took to Twitter to blast Aribo, branding him ‘heartless’ and ‘the worst player on the park’, with others suggesting that he was a passenger and one fan even suggesting he already wouldn’t mind if Aribo didn’t play for Rangers again.
Aribo and Davis have been pure dead weight— Liam kerr (@Liamkerrx) September 1, 2019
Mr Gerrard got it so wrong today, happily never see Aribo play for Rangers again, no1 gets pass marks for that display.— Robert (@Rocontop) September 1, 2019
Have to agree with Lee Bowyer. Joe Aribo should definitely still be playing for Charlton Athletic— Gavin Shearer (@GavinShearer) September 1, 2019
Aribo looked every bit a Chartlon player today, game totally passed him by.— TheDalcio (@EBTsLoyal) September 1, 2019
Aribo should have went off at half time not Kamara #Rangers— Graeme McCall (@TheGraeme5088) September 1, 2019
Aribo was the worst player on the park today.— jordan aitken (@jordanaitken12) September 1, 2019
They had a game plan today and executed to a man.— George MacDonald (@geomac24) September 1, 2019
Doesn’t help when we have a passenger in Aribo and we make horrific mistakes like the one for their first.
Need to improve up top to get though teams who defend like that.
Gerrard launched it with the team selection. Aribo is dug meat. Onwards— RB (@RyanBraid) September 1, 2019
Worst performance and result under Gerrard. Heartless display from Aribo. Quite clear who should have started and who needs dropped.— Alasdair Mann (@manno1990) September 1, 2019
Biggest disappointment for me today was Aribo. A player with great ability and has shown it so far but he fell way short today.— Rangers Zone (@Rangers_Zone) September 1, 2019