Rangers enjoyed a 1-0 win over Hibs courtesy of a late Kemar Roofe penalty as the Jamaican held his nerve to secure a vital three points – with the penalty disputed by Kenny Miller.
Ex-Rangers striker Miller was on the panel for Sky Sports’ coverage of the Easter Road clash alongside former Gers teammate Kris Boyd.
Also a former Hibs and Celtic star, Miller was discussing the matchwinning penalty, describing it as soft with Rangers gifted the chance to win the game by the rash Ryan Porteous.
Kris Boyd – in his usual smiling way – somewhat pacified Miller and host Eilidh Barbour by hilariously musing “you get hard boiled eggs, you get soft boiled eggs, they’re still eggs.”
Kemar Roofe's penalty was the difference as Rangers beat Hibernian 1-0, following Ryan Porteous' foul on Ryan Kent!
The Scottish Premiership leaders are now seven points clear of Celtic who host Hearts tomorrow live on Sky Sports📺 pic.twitter.com/Ha8bJTEGfb
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) December 1, 2021
This was a monumental result for Rangers for a number of reasons.
Firstly, this was a chance to avenge the Premier Sports Cup defeat of just over 10 days ago, that 3-1 Hampden loss still very much raw for Rangers fans.
Secondly, the defeat was a vital one in the Scottish Premiership season so early in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s tenure and a result that sends out a message to the rest of the league.
And finally, it also has anyone of a green persuasion – from Edinburgh to Glasgow – heartbroken and howling conspiracies from the rooftop.
Kenny Miller claims Rangers penalty v Hibs was “soft”
Sky Sports analyst Kenny Miller might’ve been determined to create debate around the subject but for anyone watching it was a stick on penalty as John Beaton pointed to the spot.
Fans have taken to social media in the aftermath to question why the suggestion is even up for debate:
No idea why they’re debating that. It’s a stonewaller.
— Heart & Hand Podcast (@ibroxrocks) December 1, 2021
It was a penalty every single day of every single week. Pipe down Kenny Miller.
— Tr5m5ndo (@TremendoHendo72) December 1, 2021
Kenny Miller being a tadger shouldn't surprise anyone
— Pena Cartel (@PenaCartel) December 1, 2021
Kenny Miller pic.twitter.com/fQ6BdZujLO
— Jean (@jaycee123) December 1, 2021
Kenny Miller “I think there was contact”
There is clear contact.
I’m sick of every decision being analysed and bad faith arguments being pushed just because it involves Rangers.
— JHC (@JHC17626935) December 1, 2021
Kenny Miller such a fence-sitting crowd pleaser. 😤
— Damien Hendry ✪ (@FluorescentDamo) December 1, 2021
100% penalty. Shut up kenny miller.
— dutch of class. (@BryanSpark2) December 1, 2021
Kenny Miller summoning his inner Barry Ferguson
— Lord Anorax (@lordanorax) December 1, 2021
Kenny Miller making sure he'll still get invited onto radio Clyde
— Ala55tair (@ally_watp) December 1, 2021
Rangers stretched their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to seven points with the victory with all the pressure now on Old Firm rivals Celtic to respond against Hearts.
Manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has also been explaining why a key player was left out of the victory in Edinburgh.