Aberdeen had a day to forget at Ibrox, losing 5-0 to Rangers in a pretty gutless display.
Two goals from James Tavernier, Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe efforts, plus a strike from former Don Greg Stewart handed the home side an emphatic victory.
After their League Cup exit during the week, McInnes needed a big response from his players to appease unhappy supporters.
Now some angry Aberdeen fans are directing their anger at him following a dismal display against Rangers.
pathetic. The performance and tactics deployed were, well, non existant. Rangers are decent, no doubting that but they're NEVER 5 goals better than us. NEVER. I could take losing to a good team by 5 but this is outrageous.
He now HAS to walk away. He's a shocking manager (2)
— S H W (@Scott_H_Wilk) September 28, 2019
That result and performance is a disgrace.
— Colin Christie (@Sharpie1903) September 28, 2019
Fast becoming the laughing stock again! Yes we have injuries, but so does every other club from time to time. Still international players in that team today who once again showed no fight and desire.
— Colin James McLean (@ColinMcLean70) September 28, 2019
His biggest defeat as Aberdeen manager. Go, and go now please.
— Hutchie (@ScotsHutchie) September 28, 2019
└📁 Aberdeen FC
└📁 Derek McInnes
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— Stu Woo (@stusecurity) September 28, 2019
Biggest thing I got from McInnes’ interview is that you wouldn’t be able to tell if it was from that pumping from Rangers or a 1-1 draw at home. Absolutely no apology. No responsibility from him. His bland and boring interviews are exactly how his football is.
— DiscussDandies (@DiscussDandies) September 28, 2019
Aberdeen defeat to Rangers is embarrassing
It’s not the defeat to Rangers that Dons are angry about. It was more the manner of defeat that has irked some supporters.
There was no spirit, no determination and certainly no will to win this game from either the players or the manager. On the park, they simply rolled over for the home team.
It could have been more than 5. Rangers had a massive 27 attempt on target, with 11 of those on target. Aberdeen by comparison had just the four shots with one on target.
The fact that Rangers scored more goals than Aberdeen had shots tells you all you need to know. Aberdeen have embarrassed themselves with this result and fans are rightly letting them know about it.
Remarkably, they are still in fourth, but a big upturn in form is needed at Pittodrie.