Many Scotland fans are unhappy Oli McBurnie is featuring for Sheffield United just two days after withdrawing from the squad.
Although the Scottish FA didn’t give a reason for McBurnie’s withdrawal, it has since been reported the striker has an injury.
Yet despite that, the 24-year-old has been named among the Blades substitutions for tonight’s pre-season friendly with Derby County.
Which hasn’t pleased some among the Tartan Army.
Don’t see John Fleck pulling out of the Scotland squad to play in a friendly for Sheffield United. But McBurnie on the other hand.. https://t.co/312G3PIQDK
— Murray (@DMMacdonald96) September 1, 2020
— Calum Livingstone (@Caltonfan) September 1, 2020
Obviously I don’t know any of the detail around how McBurnie can withdraw from the Scotland squad and now be fit for a club friendly bench, but I’ve defended him in terms of attitude and quality and I’m now officially fed up.
— Owen J Brown (@OwenJamesBrown) September 1, 2020
Mcburnie should never be selected for the squad again
— Brady Coll (@Brad_cool_8) September 1, 2020
Bin McBurnie 🚮
Steven Reid (Scotland coaching staff) confirms McBurnie leaves squad due to a “foot injury”.
Less than 24 hours later and he’s on the subs bench for his club.
No passion to play for Scotland. Clearly no desire to play for Scotland. Not fit to wear the shirt. https://t.co/rqp7TUNT7Q
— Richard Lumsden (@rglumsden) September 1, 2020
Oli McBurnie out the Scotland squad presumably injured but fit enough to warm a bench for Sheffield United’s friendly game two days later 🤔 Clearly no interest in playing for his country so should never be picked again. https://t.co/M1628YZXGp
— David Meikle (@DavidJMeikle) September 1, 2020
Squad withdrawal latest McBurnie issue with Scotland
This isn’t the first time the Leeds-born forward has upset some of his national team’s support. In September, McBurnie apologised to his international teammates after a video published online by the Blades’ social media team.
It showed fellow Scot, John Fleck, asking the attacker if he was going away on international duty. McBurnie responded: “I hope not”.
Scotland manager, Steve Clarke, said he had drawn a line under the situation, while Chris Wilder thought it was “blown out of proportion”.
The club’s social media team later apologised to McBurnie, who accepted it but said “the damage was already done”.
The attacker, who is yet to score for his country in nine appearances, now seems to be even less popular with Scottish fans.