By Nick Ware

12th Sep, 2021 | 6:10pm

Michael Stewart reacts to Rangers banner v St Johnstone

Michael Stewart has delivered his verdict on the banners displayed by some Rangers fans during the 2-1 win over St Johnstone on Saturday afternoon.

The Gers fought from a goal down at McDiarmid Park to go top of the Premiership and make it six games unbeaten in all competitions.

However, Rangers fans drew criticism online after the game with a St Johnstone fan posting images on Twitter of banners in the away end on Saturday.

One read ‘stand with the banned’, another read ‘trial by Twitter’ while a third had ‘police state Scotland’ scribbled on.

BBC pundit reacted to the banners via his personal Twitter profile, writing: “Until there’s a recognition of the problem then a solution will be extremely difficult to find.”

Well, if this is anything to do with the ‘supporters’ that were banned for singing racist songs about Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi, then this is disgusting to see.

Rangers announced, via a statement on the official club website on August 23, that they had “indefinitely’ banned individuals that had been identified as being involved in the video that had circulated on social media.

It’s hard to suggest the banners could be for any other reason – that was the most high-profile ban in recent weeks.

If that’s somehow not the case, then the people involved seriously need to become more socially aware.

After a terrific comeback victory against the Saints, it’s sad to see some of the shine being taken away from it.

Of course, the whole Rangers fanbase should not be brandished with the same brush, but it’s crucial to crack down on this sort of behaviour in the future.

In other Rangers news, a Sky Sports pundit was blown away by this Light Blues player after an off-field event.