As Rangers edged out a victory against St Mirren, you can bet your bottom dollar that there were Celtic fans aplenty screaming at their TVs following the award of a Gers penalty.

The Parkhead club beat St Johnstone 2-0 over the weekend to reduce the deficit to a point and after only five minutes of play at St Mirren Park, there would’ve been a near-instant boost to Sky Sports’ viewing figures.

St. Mirren FC v Rangers FC - Cinch Scottish Premiership

Look we’re no experts, but we’re pretty sure when you foul someone inside the 18-yard box that’s a penalty kick, right? (Photo by Jshpix/MB Media/Getty Images)

Rangers found themselves 1-0 down to a St Mirren side who at times played superb football, but what happened next has seemingly sent our Old Firm rivals into a bit of a meltdown online.

Rangers were awarded a first-half penalty when Alan Power caught Ianis Hagi inside the box and – despite the stonewall nature of it – some of our level-headed friends to the East have been throwing a fit.

Kemar Roofe duly dispatched the spot-kick before only a minute later Alfredo Morelos turned the match on its head with his 100th goal in a Rangers jersey.

But for disappointed rival fans who’d turned over the Sky Sports to hopefully watch the Champions drop points, they were bitterly disappointed.

Subscribe to Rangers News TV now

So much so that more than a few of them have been venting online.

PENALTY TO RANGERS!!!!

It was a penalty kick and – if we’re being honest – it came following a period of sustained Rangers pressure after the team had fought their way onto a solid footing in the match.

Those moments before half-time changed the game and Rangers – in the end – ran out deserved winners but nerves were certainly fraught as the clock ticked down.

Come the final whistle, there was relief amongst the blue side of Glasgow but get a load of these hilarious tweets hinting at masonic conspiracies and pre-ordained penalties:

 

This stuff is honestly so delicious. It’s gold dust. This is grown adults losing their minds over a penalty which was undeniably a penalty, convincing themselves otherwise to cope with the fact Rangers won the game. It’s spectacular.

The result leaves Rangers four points ahead of Celtic – who’re in 4th by the way, can we just highlight that – and three ahead of Hearts, who dropped two points to Dundee yesterday.

That means this week Rangers won their first Europa League game of the season, extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership and sent their rivals into an irrational meltdown

That’s a good weekend in anyone’s book. Oh, and a certain someone finally reached a long-awaited milestone for Rangers with a potential balloon party on the horizon.

Have something to tell us about this article?