It was announced at the weekend that Jordan Jones is leaving Kilmarnock at the end of the season and signing for league rivals Rangers.
No one would have begrudged Jones for moving onto his boyhood heroes, however, it’s his reaction to signing for the Govan side that has irked many of the Killie faithful.
The club celebrated its 150th anniversary on the day of Jones’ announcement. It’s a shame that the historic landmark was largely overshadowed by the winger’s tweet, which indicates he now has his mind elsewhere.
Nevermind not playing against Rangers, The Northern Irishmen shouldn’t wear the Killie strip again, regardless of the circumstances.
Jones has lost the home support
He has been good in Ayrshire, but Jones’ departure from Rugby Park won’t be the end of the world.
He’s only racked up nine goals in 88 appearances in the SPFL, which is quite a poor return. There is more to Jones’ game than goals, but you would expect better in front of goal.
With the Northern Irishmen’s departure, Steve Clarke must do the right thing and exclude Jones from first team plans. Opportunities must go to players who are devoted entirely to Killie.
The winger’s departure has left a bitter taste in the mouth. Through one tweet, he has completely tarnished all good will between the fans at Rugby Park, who supported him every weekend.
Jones is still a Killie player though, and chances are he will play again for Clarke. If he does play against Rangers it will be an odd experience for the winger.
It’ll be the first time he has his name sung by opposition fans, and berated by the home support, who would be happy to get rid of the winger now.