RANGERS HAVE BEEN SLAMMED FOR snubbing Celtic's Scottish League Cup trophy lift in Hampden Park on Sunday. Celtic retained their trophy in Scotland's national football stadium with a 2-1 victory on the day.
A Kyogo Furuhashi brace either side of half-time was enough for Ange Postecoglou's men to see out Rangers. Alfredo Morelos consolation goal in the second half was just not enough for the blue side of Glasgow.
However, one of the biggest talking points from the game was Rangers snub of Celtic's trophy lift.
As Celtic raised the Cup, footage shot from the stands showed the Rangers players and management collecting their runners-up medals and proceeding directly down the tunnel.
The trophy snub did not go down well on social media.
One Twitter user said, “Need to laugh at Beale after saying against Thistle the Rangers have standards and morals, took his team straight down the tunnel today with no respect showed to the winners and sour grapes ripping out them."
Rangers snub Celtic trophy lift as Beale & players head down tunnel https://t.co/dqkSlSjp7K
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While another said, “Thought it was a poor show from The Rangers to go straight up the tunnel and not at least wait until the trophy was handed over. Poor form and lacks class."
Chris Sutton the former Celtic player and former footballer Robbie Savage also had their say on the BBC's 5 Live programme on Sunday night.
"I don't want to stir the pot here but it's just an observation," said Sutton.
"It's interesting, I don't think the Rangers players stayed on the pitch to applaud the Celtic team. Just an observation, I am not trying to stir a pot hear."
Savage replied by saying, “Did they not, really? So, when Celtic players were lifting the trophy Rangers weren't on the pitch? That is poor that for me if that is the case."
Celtic's next game in the Scottish Premier League will against St. Mirren on Sunday, while Rangers will play Kilmarnock the day before.