Celtic’s dominance in Scottish football continued yesterday afternoon as they beat Rangers 1-0 in the League Cup Final.
Steven Gerrard’s wait for silverware goes on, as the Hoops remain on course for a quadruple treble.
In truth, the Light Blues were far the better side in yesterday’s contest.
Christopher Jullien opened the scoring against the run of play but despite playing against 10-men for the last 23 minutes, Rangers couldn’t capitalise.
Alfredo Morelos missed a penalty in the aftermath of the sending off, compounding the misery for Rangers.
Gerrard would have loved to secure a first honour in eight years for Rangers. The wait now goes on and every emphasis will surely be placed on the Premiership.
After the game, the Rangers supporters were hurt. The finger-pointing started and some players came in for some stern criticism.
One of those players was Brandon Barker. The ex-Manchester City man was introduced in the 74th minute and failed to make an impact.
Many supporters felt that Liverpool loanee Sheyi Ojo would have been a better option from the bench, given Barker’s sporadic form since arriving at Ibrox.
Here is a selection of Tweets from the Gers supporters slamming the cameo of Barker:
Brandon Barker? Or Ronnie Barker?
— Graham Hendry (@TremendoHendo72) December 8, 2019
Said at the start of the season I was worried we had stockpiled squad players and still feel that way. If the answer to changing an OF game in a final in our favour is the likes of Brandon Barker then I'm not really sure what the question is tbh.
— Merry Kirstmas 🎅🏻 (@kirsten93_) December 9, 2019
Brandon barker is woeful. What does Stewart have to do to get on??
— Scott Montgomery (@ScottMonty4) December 8, 2019
Brandon Barker is never a Rangers player in a hundred million years. A baffling signing if ever there was one.
— Merry Kirstmas 🎅🏻 (@kirsten93_) December 8, 2019
Brandon Barker is one of the worst players I've ever seen play for Rangers. Cannot believe he came through Man Citys youth academy.
— Andy Murray (@murzinho89) December 8, 2019
Brandon Barker thing was baffling. He’s hardly kicked a ball in 2 years nevermind this season. Why did he come on over Ojo?
— Emma McNee (@EmmaMcNee_92) December 8, 2019
Just woke up having nightmares of seeing Brandon barker in a rangers shirt again
— chris malkinson (@chrismalkinson) December 9, 2019
Brandon Barker. You are grimmer than grim. Waste of a jersey. #RFC
— John Wilkes (@jwilk3s) December 8, 2019
We'll look back in years and wonder how brandon barker was ever good enough to get on the pitch in an old firm cup final
— Andy (@iEmpire_Andy) December 8, 2019
Has there ever been a worse player in history to pull on a rangers jersey than Brandon Barker.
— Samsongers1972 (@samsongers84) December 8, 2019