Umar Sadiq will still be licking his wounds tonight with the rest of the Rangers squad after yesterday’s defeat in the Betfred Cup semi-finals, but there’s plenty of the club’s supporters who reckon they won’t see the striker turning out in the iconic light blue shirts again.
After failing to make much of an impact at all since joining from Roma on a season-long loan in the summer, Sadiq was handed the opportunity to lead the line for the Gers at Hampden against Aberdeen, but it’s fair to say his performance left a lot to be desired.
Here is the Sadiq talking point of the game if you missed it. pic.twitter.com/sxivBp1six
— Rangers Circle (@RangersCircle) October 28, 2018
Not only did he fail to make any real dent on the Dons’ defence but he also managed to squander a gilt-edged chance to level the tie at 1-1 with just minutes to go, but was instead booked for diving after throwing himself to the floor in a heap.
The 21-year-old is supposed to be playing in the Scottish Premiership until the end of the campaign, but these fans reckon yesterday will be the final time he’s ever handed the responsibility of being Rangers’ lead striker:
this will be Sadiq’s last game for Rangers, utterly embarrassing performance.
— Callum (@__CallumS) October 28, 2018
Can’t help but love Gerrard. Takes full responsibility for the result. Also, honest to call out what went wrong and not afraid to let the players know.
This will be Sadiq’s last game, most likely gone in January too. https://t.co/ymQYFmH39L
— Scott Gunion (@scottgunion) October 28, 2018
Sadiq has probably played his last game in a blue Jersey.
— True Blue. (@WatpNow) October 28, 2018
Sounds like that was Sadiq’s last game in a Rangers shirt. Gerrard has to take some responsibility though – why on earth Sadiq wasn’t given game time against Hamilton &/or Spartak, and then thrown in for his first 90 min game in a semi final is beyond me! https://t.co/c1Ykf6E0Xh
— Craig Montgomery (@monty_57) October 28, 2018
Sadiq is a disgrace, through in on goal and he dives instead, this’ll be his last game in a Rangers shirt.
— Deebo (@dylanblack23) October 28, 2018
Umar Sadiq managed 5 offsides, a blocked shot and a yellow card for diving when he was faced with an empty net.
Would imagine he'll probably be on the plane back to Rome in the near future.
— Dougie Wright (@dougie_wright) October 28, 2018
Why is Sadiq on the pitch ? Remove him guy would rather dive than tap in to an empty net and he's leading our line ffs
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) October 28, 2018
Completely fucking bottle it every single fucking time, gereard put the wrong team on that park today and i NEVER want to see sadiq in a rangers shirt again, should never have been even on the park today either, pish!
— Laura 👑💙 (@LauraTorrancex) October 28, 2018
Hope Sadiq is on the next flight back to Italy after this, big lanky prick
— chloe (@chloe72_) October 28, 2018
Do you think Sadiq will play for Rangers again? Was his display really that bad?