Dominic Ball might want to avoid Twitter after his first half showing against Motherwell today.
The English defender was thrust into Derek McInnes’ starting XI for the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden this afternoon.
With Shay Logan among the suspensions for this game, Ball had to fill in at right back – a position he’s unfamiliar with so far in his career.
And it didn’t go too well in the first half as he stopped playing to appeal for a hand ball, allowing Richard Tait to steal in on the left and set up Curtis Main for the opening goal.
Following that, he was very shaky in his game and he would have been relieved to get into half-time without any more errors.
Once Ball’s finished, he might want to avoid Twitter:
Dom Ball is a horrendous excuse for a footballer
— Joe Conoboy (@joeconoboy92) April 14, 2018
Dom Ball has been class for Motherwell man. Still wish he had signed him.
— Clint Hill Billy (@clint_hilly) April 14, 2018
Dom Ball gives me hope that I could still make it as a professional footballer
— Hamish Muirden (@___Hamish___) April 14, 2018
Tb to the time I thought Dom Ball was a footballer
— Callum✨ (@xCDMM) April 14, 2018
Dom Ball is about to find out that in the eyes of the Dons support he’s gone from being an Aberdeen player to ex Ranger.
— Neil Buchanan (@Neil_Buchanan) April 14, 2018
Dom Ball’s gone. Completely. If McInnes doesn’t get him off soon he’ll get sent off or concede another goal.
— Martin Stone (@stonefish100) April 14, 2018
Absolute shambles in defence, Dom Ball learn to play to the whistle (even though it was handball) our usual Hampden performance
— Ross Ewen (@Ross_Ewen) April 14, 2018
How bad has dom ball been fucksake
— Craig Taylor (@craigtaylor_72) April 14, 2018
Get Dom Ball to fuck. He is fuckin awful.
— Andrew gairns (@AndrewGairns) April 14, 2018
Dom Ball, the referee, Kari Arnason, Joe Lewis 🤬
— Flammable sheep (@flammable_sheep) April 14, 2018
It’s definitely handball but Dom Ball has had a shocker there. Play on ffs. #ScottishCup
— Mr Pedro (@PeteRoe123) April 14, 2018
Christ, no wonder Rangers didn't sign Dom Ball.
— ¢αяgιℓℓ (@_Cargill) April 14, 2018
Dom Ball lol.
— Hammackunt⭐️⭐️ (@HamsAtwit) April 14, 2018
Dom Ball is dugshite
— Craig Swift (@TopFenceClimber) April 14, 2018
The fact Dom Ball is a professional footballer is a joke
— Grant Heath (@GrantHeath95) April 14, 2018
We think you get the picture.
Based on that first half, the suspensions of Logan, Graeme Shinnie and Kenny McLean are really hurting Aberdeen and that’s why they’re trailing 2-0 at the break.
After Main’s opening goal, Ryan Bowman bullied the Dons defence before firing in a second.
And you’d back the Steelmen to go on and win this to book a place in next month’s final.