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‘Leadership to be proud of’ – Rangers fans amazed by James Tavernier’s unselfish gesture

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‘Leadership to be proud of’ – Rangers fans amazed by James Tavernier’s unselfish gesture

James Tavernier could have scored a hat-trick.

Rangers cruised to victory against St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership yesterday with a 4-0 win.

James Tavernier scored twice from the penalty spot before Jermain Defoe netted a penalty and Ryan Kent added a late fourth.

Rangers were awarded four penalties in the match, three of which were scored and one was missed by Tavernier.

But the Rangers captain showed his unselfish nature with a welcoming gesture for Defoe.

Having already scored twice from the penalty spot, Tavernier had a golden chance to score a hat-trick when Rangers earned another penalty.

But the 27-year-old decided to pass the ball to Defoe to allow the veteran striker to score his first goal at Ibrox.

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Defoe did find the net from the spot and expressed his gratitude to his skipper, Rangers’ official Twitter account revealed.

The 36-year-old said: “For the captain to give you the ball when he is on a hat-trick it says a lot about his character and it says a lot about the spirit of the team.”

As a right-back, Tavernier is unlikely to get a better chance to score a treble but he still decided to give Defoe some confidence.

Here are some opinions from Rangers fans, discussing Tavernier’s decision.

 

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