By Nick Ware

25th Apr, 2021 | 9:51pm

Michael Stewart tweets instant reaction to Rangers cup defeat v St Johnstone

Michael Stewart has tweeted his instant reaction after Rangers were dumped out of the Scottish Cup to St Johnstone on Sunday night.

The quarter-final went the distance at Ibrox as the side played out a goalless 90 minutes prior to the game going into an additional 30 minutes for extra-time.

James Tavernier put the Light Blues ahead in the 117th minute before Chris Kane netted an equaliser via an assist from Saints goalkeeper Zander Clark.

Tavernier then missed the first spot-kick of the penalty shoot-out and Kemar Roofe also failed as the Saints scored all four of theirs to knock Steven Gerrard’s side out.

The much-derided Stewart took to his personal Twitter profile to give his instant reaction to the game in a series of tweets.

One said: “Great for the Scottish game to see such variety in the latter stages of our National competitions, although are St.Johnstone close to becoming too dominant!”

He followed it up with another that said, “No doubt difficult to take for Rangers but they’ve had a great season and just goes to show how incredibly difficult it is to win multiple trophies in the one season.”

Rowing back support?

It’s not like Stewart to be so gracious to us in defeat which is why we greet his tweets with such suspicion.

He’s been less than complimentary to us over the years and has often been quick to point the finger when he can.

Maybe he was alluding to our Old Firm rivals success in the past and taking a swipe at us in the process.

The point he makes is correct in that we’ve has such consistency in the Scottish Premiership but that can all can for nothing in the cup competitions, the battle to maintain form across the board is difficult.

It’s been a great season but we’ve ultimately fallen short here and we’re sure to be the subject of jokes after this humiliation.

At least we lasted longer in the cup than some did.

In other Rangers news, Newspaper prints apology to Rangers fans in huge swipe at Scottish champions.