By Alan Hutton

15th Nov, 2022 | 11:35am

Expert in no doubt about Ryan Kent controversy as Rangers footage emerges – 'some people will not see it this way'

Alan Hutton has insisted Ryan Kent was right to be awarded a penalty for Rangers against St Mirren on Saturday (12 November).

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers right-back claimed referee Kevin Clancy should have given the spot kick right away.

As shown on Sky Sports (14 November), Kent was initially shown a yellow card after going down in the box following a collision with Marcus Fraser.

After a VAR review the yellow card was rescinded and the Light Blues were awarded a penalty that was fired home by James Tavernier to put them level.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side couldn’t manage to find a winner and the game finished 1-1.

Hutton suggested Clancy should have pointed to the spot straight away.

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Initially, running at pace, I thought it was a penalty,” he told Football Insider.

That was my first thoughts. Obviously the ref was a lot closer to the action but he did not give it right away.

I still believe that it was after seeing the different replays. When you are running at that kind of speed I think there is enough contact to put him over. I know some people will not see it that way but in my opinion it was a penalty.

Rangers are currently second in the Premiership table after the draw with St Mirren.

They are nine points behind Glasgow rivals Celtic heading into the winter break.

In other news, Kieran Maguire has lauded Rangers fans after £42m reveal – ‘that’s higher than senior European clubs’.