Aaron Ramsey has finally, after over 14 months, broken his silence on that missed penalty in Sevilla, and diabolically pinned the blame squarely on Giovanni van Bronckhorst, because, of course, the manager was kicking the ball.
In embarrassing comments where it’s taken him well over a year to address the debacle of his shambolic spot kick which effectively cost Rangers the Europa League trophy and Giovanni van Bronckhorst his job, the Welshman tore into Gio and blamed him for not giving him more of a say in the final itself.
So, Ramsey, who had been literal garbage on the pitch for Rangers, reckons he should have played a bigger role in the final when he’d earned absolutely nothing and no right to do so, potentially costing another player or two a role.
He went on:
Actually, Aaron Ramsey, during his unveiling, admitted the Old Firm derby was the main/only reason he joined the club. He wasn’t interested in Rangers at all, he just wanted to play in a huge match of that magnitude. It wasn’t a good look at the time, and as faithful Rangers fans who backed the signings, Ibrox Noise dismissed and overlooked those comments.
But now he’s compounding his nonsense by admitting he actually had COVID that January meaning he wasn’t even remotely fit for a minute during his time at Rangers.
And he reckons not only should he have played more despite this, but he should have played more of the final, and Gio’s the big bad wolf?
Was it a bad call by Gio to bring him on for a penalty? No, it’s exactly what he should have been capable of doing – a swift kick of the ball for a big-time player who wasn’t massively fit shouldn’t have been a big ask, but it cost the club the biggest trophy in our history.
And Ramsey blames Gio.
Not even an apology, just self-serving nonsense decrying the manager.
So, nothing really about the fans, the history, the size of the club – just about the run to Sevilla and especially the Old Firm match.
Thanks for the ‘special’ superlative, sadly it’s not reciprocated.
You were a waste of time and a waste of a wage – and Gio didn’t even want you. Turns out, despite the fans’ excitement, the manager was bang on.