Graeme Murty delivers verdict on Rangers fans after invading pitch at Ross County
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has insisted the club’s supporters are “phenomenal” after they were criticised over their celebrations following Jason Cumming’s goal in the 2-1 win over Ross County.
A number of Gers fans ended up on the pitch celebrating with the players – with Jason Cummings ending up under a pile of fans and players – after the striker’s 81st minute goal had given their side a 2-0 lead.
County scored a late consolation to end the Gers’ run of three consecutive clean sheets however it was the Gers who came away with all three points to fire themselves above Aberdeen and back into second-place in the Scottish Premiership.
Murty admitted “players’ safety has to come first” but said it was simply a case of the fans wanting to “celebrate with their heroes.”
“Our support is phenomenal,” Murty said, as quoted by the Belfast Telegraph.
“They get excited, they want to celebrate with their heroes and Jason was the hero for them today. Obviously the players’ safety has to come first.”
Daniel Candeias scored the opener for Rangers after a horrific piece of goalkeeping from County’s Aaron McCarey saw the keeper let a long-range strike from the Portuguese winger through his hands and into the back of the net.
The Gers return north on Wednesday night when they take on Highland League minnows Fraserburgh in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup at tiny Bellslea Park.
The winners face a trip to League One side Ayr United’s Somerset Park in the fifth round of Scotland’s showpiece cup competition.
In other Rangers news, some Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to praise one player for his performance in the win over Ross County.
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