Rangers fans have been clashing on Twitter after comments made by club legend Ally McCoist on the win over Hamilton.
Now a pundit, McCoist was doing the analysis on the BT Sport coverage of Rangers’ 3-1 win victory over Hamilton Academical.
McCoist claimed that if Goldson and Tavernier defend like they did in the Hamilton match when his old side meet Celtic, Rangers are on to a drubbing.
“If Tavernier and Goldson defend like that against Celtic, Rangers can forget about it,” McCoist said on BT Sport immediately after the game.
“The ball in from Goldson is poor, but where he ends up is bordering on ridiculous,” he said when discussing one of several lapses in the second half.
“Now, if it’s a bad pass, fair enough, we all make bad passes. But, the centre-half can’t put himself out of the game with a pass forwards.”
Many of the Ibrox club’s supporters feel that as a former player and manager, McCoist doesn’t do enough to defend Rangers in his coverage.
Ally Mccoist if they defend like that against C___c they can forget about it.. Ally if my Granny had set of balls she wouldn't be my Gran…Ally if you would've given youths a chance years ago, Ally if you hadn't spent all that money on dross🤔
— Kenny Brown (@kennybrown446) November 24, 2019
Ally McCoist “Rangers seem to be relying on Ryan Kent”
Aye that’s why we paid 7million for him ally ffs
— 🇬🇧💙Billy_Mac 💙🇬🇧 (@bluebellsrblu) November 24, 2019
What’s mccoist all about there. Can’t even defend him attacking Tav & Goldson😅 The voice of reasoning Chris Sutton? Wow
— Div (@sharpdiv7) November 24, 2019
Despite not being on their best at New Douglas Park, Rangers managed to eek out a 3-1 victory and get three points.
Other supporters have leapt to McCoist’s defence and claim that the club’s greatest-ever goalscorer was perfectly entitled to make the claims after a shoddy defensive display.
Agree whole heartedly with MCCoist, Goldson is becoming a bit of a bombscare. We were lucky we were not punished with a own if his defending today.
He looks tired I would bring Katic in alongside Helander
— Maverick_1969 (@Maverick_1969a) November 24, 2019
Agreed. You wont find a bigger blue nose than mccoist (except from me)
— Adam. 🤙 (@AMG1872) November 24, 2019
Rangers victory over Hamilton means Steven Gerrard’s maintain their spot in second place, level on points with Celtic but now three behind on goal difference.