If you were to peruse some media outlets following Rangers 6-1 demolition of Hibernian on Sunday, you’d have been forgiven for thinking Scott Allan was turning out in royal blue.
The Hibernian midfielder played a stunning ball into the path of Daryl Horgan for Hibs to pull one back to 2-1. There’s literally no-one who’d dispute that.
— Topher Cornet (@tophs96) August 11, 2019
But Rangers turned in an all-action, sweeping, dominant performance to utterly dismantle Hibs and send out a title warning to the rest of the league.
Yet Rangers’ dominant display didn’t take the lead in much of the coverage, with many publications instead choosing to focus on the Scott Allan assist.
Needless to say, it’s something that Rangers fans have been having plenty of fun with on Twitter.
Hibs parade for the Scott Allan assist. pic.twitter.com/EQ9gjGW8xM
— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) August 12, 2019
Amazing scenes in Edinburgh this morning as Hibs open top bus for Scott Allan's pass reaches city centre pic.twitter.com/6bLdPSGrxj
— Dougie (@54Beats44) August 13, 2019
just stuck a tenner on Scott Allan for the Ballon d'Or. A good throw-in against Morton this weekend and he should be on the shortlist …
— Stewart Weir (@sweirz) August 13, 2019
Whens Hibs opentop bus for Scott Allan's pass?
— Jamie (@_SinginTheBlues) August 12, 2019
Refusal to Recognise Scott Allan’s ineffectiveness for the rest of the game resulting in his early substitution is a prime example of Scotland’s desperation to avoid a positive Rangers story
— Mr M (@MBS1872) August 13, 2019
I was Alive when Scott Allan passed the ball!
— M.B 1872 (@Dancefloordemon) August 13, 2019
Good morning troops
And a special good morning to Scott Allan’s pass that is appearing on Oprah tonight
— Smiffy (@Stu_Blue_54AC) August 13, 2019
Scott Allan's pass today was amazing, but it somewhat masks the fact he was chasing shadows for the rest of his time on the pitch.
He's just Chic Charnley with a middle parting. Hibs fans can deify him but that says all you need to know about their standards & expectations.
— Ahcumfaegovan (@bobmcphail) August 11, 2019
Never mind Rangers scoring 6 goals. Scott Allan made a pass 😂😂😂 https://t.co/jHtM9esoKi
— H.E. Pennypacker (@HEPennypacker01) August 12, 2019
Must have watched Scott Allans through ball at least 50 times. If he just done it another 5 times they would have sneaked a point.
— 𝙂𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙘𝙤 (@Gregco_) August 12, 2019
Tattoos shortly "11/8/19 I was there" https://t.co/8M8bJPq5Mj
— 𝙂𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙘𝙤 (@Gregco_) August 12, 2019
Pass him the Cup pic.twitter.com/RlZ2Z8bfaQ
— The Famous (@___thefamous1) August 13, 2019
All for promoting the Scottish game and especially excellent bits of skill such as the Scott Allan pass but it wasn't even the best piece of play in that game. The Rangers second goal and the work (and pass) from Jordan Jones was as good as it gets. But it's Rangers so hey-ho.
— Frankie (@GersnetOnline) August 13, 2019
The likes of BBC Scotland – our old friends – suggested it could be the assist of the season.
All of this is well and good – Steven Gerrard himself hailed the pass – but nowhere was Rangers’ utter mauling of this top six side framed as a statement of title intent. Which let’s be honest – it was.
This is about giving credit where it’s due. Credit to Allan for the pass, but also to Rangers for the victory.
Scott Allan’s pass and Horgan’s resultant goal wasn’t even the best move of the game.
Jermain Defoe’s second was a superb team goal. Jordan Jones nutmegged Steven Whittaker, before sliding a lovely ball into the overlapping Sheyi Ojo who put it on a plate for Defoe.
Not that any of that matters.
Hibs might’ve got hammered 6-1 by a rampant Rangers, but did ye see Scott Allan’s pass!?