No Rangers stars feature in the list of nominees for the PFA Scotland men’s player of the year awards.
Many supporters on Twitter felt that Calvin Bassey would have been a shoo-in for a Young Player of the Year nomination, while others also believe captain James Tavernier should have been in contention for the senior prize:
European football apparently counts for nothing in Scotland. 3 bottom 6 players battling for Young Player of the Year while big Calvin, in an EL semi, sits it out. JOKE.
— Handymanjoe (@Handymanjoe5) April 27, 2022
Even on the young player, I have never heard of that Barron chap in my life 😂😂😂… Bassey should be making player of the year nominee never mind young player 😂😂😂
— Ro55co410 (@rossmar39120984) April 27, 2022
Callum McGreggor fair enough, he is a good player and has been good this year. But Rogic?he’s had a couple of decent game but that’s it. Also Kalvin Bassey should surely be part of the young player nominations.
— Ray Beattie (@rmb00111) April 27, 2022
Calvin Bassey not on young player of the year shortlist is beyond belief
— James S McG 💙 (@jamesmcguire191) April 27, 2022
Very strange but not surprised that Calvin Bassey has not been included. He was 21 years old at start of this season so is eligible for the young player award.
— Craig Cassells🏴🇬🇧 (@MitzisLapdog) April 27, 2022
They spelt Bassey wrong.
— Highland Bullpen (@HighlandBullpen) April 27, 2022
Only if there was a 20 goal and 20 assist a season right back carrying his team to a European semifinal we could stick in there
— Adam™ (@_AK1872) April 27, 2022
Quite incredible but to be expected
— IainB (@iwb271) April 27, 2022
Beyond embarrassing 🤡
— 🅱🆁🅸🆉🅴🅴 (@bstewart81) April 27, 2022
As some fans have mentioned, it is a very strange list. Even if you acknowledge that the Gers have collectively had a poor season, ignoring the performances of Bassey is odd.
When you look at some of the actual nominees too, you have to question why they have been selected. Tom Rogic has had an average season, even by the Australian’s own standards. His Celtic teammate, Cameron Carter-Vickers would have been more deserving of recognition.
Without being too harsh, the inclusion of Connor Barron (who has only played eight Premiership matches) is another head-scratcher. It’s a very strange list that has been put together.