Rangers fans have branded St Johnstone midfielder Liam Craig “embarrassing” for feigning injury in the immediate aftermath of Rangers’ equaliser at McDiarmid Park.

The Gers defeated the Saints 2-1 in a hard-fought victory in Perth but the Ibrox side did go behind to a Michael O’Halloran goal just after the restart.

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St Johnstone star Liam Craig has previous with winding up the Rangers team. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Kemar Roofe hauled the Gers back into the match courtesy of a penalty that had been won by Ryan Kent after an intense period of Ibrox pressure.

After the Jamaican international striker lashed the ball home, Roofe proceeded to try and grab the ball to run back to the centre circle.

St Johnstone star Liam Craig would then try to intercept it before a scuffle broke out and Colombian firebrand Alfredo Morelos appeared on the scene.

Craig would then go down holding his face despite the innocuous clash in an apparent attempt to get Roofe or Alfie sent off before St Johnstone defender Shaun Rooney got involved.

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Willie Collum tempered proceedings by giving all four players a yellow card but there’s no doubt only one of the quartet came out looking worse than the rest.

Liam Craig certainly didn’t cover himself in glory and his antics weren’t missed by Rangers fans who took the opportunity to criticise his poor sportsmanship:


Whilst Craig might’ve tried his darnedest to get Rangers players sent off, it’s the Ibrox club who’d have the last laugh at the end of a tough match.

Rangers captain James Tavernier also took the plaudits for a “world class” moment as the Ibrox side climbed to the top of the Scottish Premiership with the victory.

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