Kilmarnock have suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats in their history. They’ve been knocked out of the Europa League by Welsh side Connah’s Quay Nomads.
They went down 2-0 at Rugby Park in what was Angelo Alessio’s maiden home game as boss. It couldn’t have been any worse, suffering a humiliating defeat that ends their Euro dream.
Some fans have reacted to this shocking result.
Wow – worst result ever for a Scottish team in Europe?
— Sam Taylor 🏴 (@sam_taylor1903) July 18, 2019
Embarrassment to Scottish football
— Alba an Àigh (@ben_grierson) July 18, 2019
What a hugely disappointing night for Kilmarnock. It may be only mid-July but they’ve just crashed out of Europe at home to a side who they lead from the first leg & who needed penalties to beat a #ScottishFitbaw fourth tier team last season. That’s a really poor show regardless
— Graeme Taylor (@graha1874) July 18, 2019
Kilmarnock Football Club (2017-2019) has passed away. RIP u will live on forever. Cant believe it. I wanna run to u. Really cant believe this. @
— Robert Borthwick (@RFBorthwick) July 18, 2019
Announce season ticket refunds
— Graham Crawford (@grahamc1994) July 18, 2019
Embarrasing performance. Should be ashamed. Im ashamed to be a killie fan right now.
— Greg Castle (@gregcastle7) July 18, 2019
Where do Kilmarnock go from here?
Alessio will come under serious scrutiny now when it comes to league competition.
After a couple of seasons of success with Steve Clarke, fans of the club are now expecting a top six finish. On the basis of their Nomads performance, that won’t be forthcoming.
The Ayrshire side have let themselves down massively. It’s a massive result for their opponents, but every player who played for Kilmarnock should hang their heads in shame after a truly woeful result.
This a damaging defeat for the club and it’s a result that will leave many worried about the upcoming season.