There are fans who want to particularly point out the Brazilians are saving the career of Rantie, despite all the criticism they've received for leaving other famous players on the bench.
Then there are fans who believe he should have signed for the likes of Maritzburg United instead of sitting on the bench at Masandawana. This is the kindest way of describing some of the criticism from PSL fans who are clearly not Sundowns fans.
Kaizer Chiefs supporters are proud to joke how Sundowns wanted their man Khama Billiat but ended up signing Rantie instead.
Most fans are questioning a move from a player who's "hardly kicked a ball in competitive action for the last two seasons" to the PSL champions.
On the other hand development coach Farouk Khan believes Rantie is not only good enough for Sundowns but would be ideal at Orlando Pirates.
This is not right 😎— 🅵🆁🅰🅽🅲🅾 (@Zuks_Franco) September 9, 2019
How can they order Khama Billiat and receive Tokelo Rantie? pic.twitter.com/b5wYzdILFt
Naysayers are quick to say Pitso Mosimane and Mamelodi Sundowns ruin careers,but when they revive dead careers,there's no credit given whatsoever.Rivaldo Coetzee was dumped by a Scottish team because of injury but Pitso persisted with him,Mahlambi in Egypt and Tokelo Rantie now.. pic.twitter.com/jMdPp50wVb— Sundowns Fanatic 🌟 (@Madumetja_SoLo) September 10, 2019
Tokelo Rantie has been sentenced to serve his jail time at Prison FC https://t.co/vqgjkVe4pl— Hunter 👑 (@JLMokwena) September 10, 2019
When Pirates signed Mhango from Wits,a certain tweet came all they from marabastad orphan saying "imagine Sundowns signing a striker who scored 2 goals the whole season" yet today they signed a striker who last kicked a ball for almost 2yrs in Rantie. pic.twitter.com/4Li8YKAaDc— ONCE A PIRATE,ALWAYS PIRATE☠☠☠🇿🇦 (@Selepe_mdokies) September 8, 2019
Lol someone will soon say Sundowns signed Tokelo Rantie just so they can destroy his career or prevent him from joining another club.— Football Lover ⚽⚽ (@LUCKY_MTHOMBENI) September 10, 2019
Tokelo Rantie is about to win a trophy with Mamelodi Sundowns FC and he's been out of action since 2017 meanwhile Rama Mphahlele still hasn't won a trophy since he left us...— Sundowns Fanatic 🌟 (@Madumetja_SoLo) September 9, 2019
He might have been out of action for a long time but a fully fit Tokelo Rantie is a top player and with Sundowns signing and giving him a chance they might have just gotten another good weapon to use this season, Rantie might just have a good spell at Downs . pic.twitter.com/uoIUgpKLzq— Just Prince⚽⚽ (@PrinceSobayeni) September 9, 2019
Tokelo Rantie has been detained at Mamelodi Sundowns Correctional Services for 3 years.He will be in the jail as Aubrey Mngoma,Oupa Manyisa,Andile Jali and many others who are serving their sentences there. https://t.co/IHR1xwH4pA— Nkosinathi Gamede (@gamede161) September 8, 2019
Footy heads think Rantie was getting younger. Nee folks. He's not the same explosive Rantie who used to run aimlessly like a headless chicken. He's more mature now & older thus slower. Easy to deal with.— Mpangazitha | NoZulu (@MathewsNtanzi) September 10, 2019
Is it safe to say Tokelo Rantie is a hard worker instead of a good finisher but has the potential of ultimately scoring more than he has been throughout his entire career?— Football Lover ⚽⚽ (@LUCKY_MTHOMBENI) September 10, 2019
Always the last one to update the fans about new signings and news.This mediocrity and unprofessionalism must end.Tokelo Rantie finalized was supposed to have been announced yesterday morning but there's always room for improvement hey... https://t.co/L2sAKZxaua— Sundowns Fanatic 🌟 (@Madumetja_SoLo) September 10, 2019
I cant believe even Sundowns can settle for 2nd best.😂🤣— Uncle-Al (@AlistairSibiya2) September 10, 2019
Wanting Billiat but gets Rantie. pic.twitter.com/0pEH1v1T5O
Haaikhona Tokelo Rantie could’ve signed ko Maritzburg United or Celtics... mara yaanong Sundowns? His there for a Cheque mos pic.twitter.com/PiuDg61YtL— K.R Pilane (@Kgosi_PILANE) September 10, 2019
So Sundowns was dumped by Billiat and rebounded on Rantie pic.twitter.com/BUxkKCiygI— #TheBucsAndTheBlues (@TK_the_Pirate) September 10, 2019