By Conor Laird
Published: June 11, 2022 6:55 p.m.
Last update: June 11, 2022 10:48 p.m.
Scottish national team supporters flocked to social media on Saturday, to make their feelings about boss Steve Clarke’s position clear.
The tartan army was back a short time ago.
After recovering from a heartbreak in the World Cup qualifiers showdown with Ukraine thanks to a 2-0 loss to Armenia, Clarke and his teammates. made the trip to Dublin, with a view to a 2nd consecutive triumph in the League of Nations.
Ultimately, however, to say that such efforts by the evening’s visitors failed would be an understatement.
Instead, a frantic display from an Irish side who had scratched two paltry goals in 12 previous Nations League outings ultimately resulted in Scotland being killed 3-0.
Alan Browne was first on target for the hosts, before Troy Parrott’s arrival just on the half hour mark was stunningly completed by Michael Obafemi early in the 2nd half, completing the score at the stadium Aviva.
Michael Obafemi with a crier to put Ireland 3-0 up against Scotland. 😍
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) June 11, 2022
On the back of an equally alarming display and result from their side, then, it should come as no surprise to hear that the Scottish faithful were absolutely up in arms on Saturday.
Taking to Twitter in droves to respond to Ireland’s 3rd goal of the night, visitors fans took aim at one man and one man only, calling for manager Steve Clarke to be sacked immediately:
Can we get rid of Clarke now?
— Crispőle ⛱ 🌞 (@TheCrispola) June 11, 2022
Goodbye Steve Clarke pic.twitter.com/ebMbL0gkg9
— Arron Myles (@ArronnMyless) June 11, 2022
Clarke must continue with most embarrassing performance since Kazakhstan absence
—Andy (@WildRover1882) June 11, 2022
if @Scotland don’t fire Clarke tonight, they should play the next game at Stirling Albion to keep up with ticket demand.
—Graham Maclean (@grammacl) June 11, 2022
It’s done Clarke now. We have all been deceived by the decent racing of the past year. Not anymore
— Bob Russell (@ScottishBob12) June 11, 2022
Ireland scored 3 goals today after managing to score once in their last 8 Nations League games combined. Time to go, Clarke.
—Owen Mitchell (@OMITCHELL3) June 11, 2022
Can a manager be fired during the match?
— Connor Wilson (@ccww1967) June 11, 2022
— Ethan Malcolm 🇳🇬 (@EthanMalcolm_75) June 11, 2022
The fact that Scotland have a great team, Fact Manager is not good enough, it’s time to change to make this team play the best they can
— Bruce R (@brucelee1973) June 11, 2022
Yeah I’m all aboard Steve Clarke’s exit train now after that
— Ryan Riddell (@ItsRyanRiddell) June 11, 2022