As Rangers pipped Hibs at Ibrox over the weekend, from certain quarters there have been cries of conspiracy aplenty as the Easter Road side tried to win a penalty.

Two incidents in particular have come under the spotlight but despite the press fall-out it looks like whistler Wille Collum got both decisions right as the Gers made it twelve league wins on the bounce.

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No matter what some rival fans want to believe, Ianis Hagi did not foul Hibs star Joe Newell. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But as the salty fall-out continues it’s been arming the usual suspects with conspiracy theories aplenty as they look for a comfort blanket to deal with Rangers’ rampant form.

Calling into Clyde’s Superscoreboard [26/12/20] over the weekend, one rival supporter caught the attention of Rangers fans as the proverbial steam coming out of his ears could be heard over the phone-line.

This caller believes that Rangers are getting help off the referees in their chase for a legendary 55th league title and it’s genuinely hilarious.

As Clyde One pundit Hugh Keevins was explaining that Rangers are 16 points clear because they “score more than Celtic” and “concede fewer than Celtic”, one fan wasn’t having it.

“Listen,” exclaims Ian the Celtic fan, “they’re getting help Hugh!”

“They’re getting help off the Scottish FA, the referees have got blue glasses on”.

Rangers fans, naturally, were in absolute stitches over the entire thing as some Celtic fans slowly come to terms with the club’s title challenge this season:

Next up for Rangers is a trip to St. Mirren before the Ibrox club prepares to face Celtic in a pivotal Old Firm at Ibrox.

Whilst this kind of conspiracy stuff is generally ridiculed, it’s certainly not helped by desperate coverage which largely misrepresents the incidents.

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