Rangers fans were left stunned by an incident involving Ibrox-linked John Souttar and Kyogo Furuhashi during Celtic vs Hearts on Thursday night.

The Jambos were in Glasgow to take on the Hoops knowing that the victor would sit second in the table going into the weekend fixtures.

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Hearts and Celtic were looking to play catch-up after Rangers moved seven points clear at the top with a win at Easter Road on Wednesday. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Furuhashi opened the scoring in the 33rd minute with what would turn out to be the winner, turning Anthony Ralston’s cross past Craig Gordon.

The Japan international was clearly offside, but the goal was given despite protests from the visitors.

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson was furious after the game and there were plenty of complaints about the officials online.

However, it wasn’t the only controversial moment involving Furuhashi during the match.

The other was a clash, in the loosest sense of the word, with reported Rangers target Souttar [Daily Record].

In footage widely shared on social media, Souttar appears to relatively gently begin to lead the Celtic forward away from Hearts’ six-yard box when Furuhashi inexplicably falls backwards in an apparent attempt to win a penalty.

It’s the latest in a string of instances of the 26-year-old reacting theatrically to minor contact and Rangers fans were quick to call it out.

Here’s a selection of reactions:

Meanwhile, a former Rangers player scored his first goal for a rival club earlier this week in an important win.

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