Hot on the heels of Steve Clarke, another rival coach has spoken out about Rangers.

As quoted by the Daily Record, Aberdeen assistant manager, Tony Docherty, has criticised the manner of Rangers’ celebrations after their 4-2 win on Wednesday night.

There was plenty of needle in the fixture at Pittodrie.

Two red cards, two penalties and a retrospective ban, are a testament to that.

Of course, historically, the two teams in question don’t get on.

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Yet, for Rangers, there was an extra edge to this one. They had failed to win any of their previous three attempts against the Dons.

In addition, on Friday afternoon, Connor Goldson revealed via the Rangers Twitter account, that pictures of the 1-0 League Cup semi-final win over Rangers dotted around Pittodrie, were noted and provided extra motivation for the players before the game.

A combination of those factors, meant that once the victory was secured, there were considerable celebrations.

 

“Any team is entitled to celebrate, particularly after a game as ferocious as that, but we were surprised by it”, said Docherty, as quoted by the Record. 

“There was probably more celebration than we’ve ever seen on any other occasion, but it’s not a big thing.”

Docherty has been the Aberdeen assistant since 2013. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

That is all a tad contradictory.

After all, they literally had pictures blown up and put around their own stadium after a recent win.

Also, If it wasn’t a big deal, why have both the manager and his assistant felt compelled to speak out?

It was a hugely significant win for Rangers’s season.

Why should the squad have to defend themselves for celebrating it?

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