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Micky Beale claims that he hasn’t seen any of the social media anger and abuse aimed at him…

Micky Beale has claimed that he cut himself off from social media following the 1-0 defeat to Celtic a fortnight ago.

It seems a very unusual comment from someone who used Ibrox fan media outlets to charm his way into Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s job.

While setting up the bibs and cones for Gary McAllister Beale regularly interacted with fans on Twitter to highlight what a really nice guy he is and also his loyalty and commitment to the club.

At every opportunity Beale would use Twitter and Instagram to build up a rapport with random bears before going all-in with a visit to the Louden Tavern 11 months ago when van Bronckhorst was under most pressure.

When the final whistle blew against Celtic Beale raced down the tunnel as James Tavernier led his pals around the pitch to hear the abuse of the fans that had witnessed another gutless and pointless display.

Scotland coach John Carver witnessed the anger from the Directors Box where angry bears had to be prevented from storming in and getting their hands on tartan shawls.

Day and night Ibrox fans have been across all social media platforms expressing their anger at Beale over his summer signings, feeble displays, gobby interviews rammed with deflections, team selections, lack of tactics, substitutions and complete failure to win any meaningful matches.

Beale was messing about with his Instagram profile last Saturday but told the Daily Record how he has avoided the online carnage:

Listen, there have been a couple of people reach out. That is what I know the noise must be big in the background To be honest, I’ve not seen (the anger on social media). I feel it in the people around me, but I personally have not seen it.

I’m too focused on the job I’ve got to do here and the work I’ve got to do with the players. Listen, I can get an opinion, or feedback, everywhere. I can get a measured response, I can get an emotional response.

But I can get it everywhere. I have to work with the group inside to make sure we perform better. The fans are sharing their frustration. It was loud and clear. I do not think there is much time for talking now.

I think we need to make it up to them on the pitch with performances and results. The new guys have had enough time to settle, they’ve felt the heat in Glasgow.

The fans made their feelings clear at the end of the last game and it is important that we show a response now, from myself first, but also the players as well.

If there isn’t a very noticeable change in style and attitude in the first 10 minutes against St Johnstone today Beale won’t be able to avoid the noise from the away fans.

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