By Saikat Mandal

5th Oct, 2021 | 7:40am

Rangers forward Ianis Hagi sends a strong message to title rivals

Rangers forward Ianis Hagi sent a strong message on Twitter to other title rivals after the Gers won 2-1 against Hibernian on Sunday.

Kevin Nisbet scored for the visitors inside the opening 10 minutes. Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos scored for the home side as they picked up all three points in the top of the table clash.

Hagi has posted a confident message on Twitter taking inspiration from a popular terrace song.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder, who joined the Gers permanently in 2020 from Genk (after impressing on loan at Ibrox), has used lyrics heard in the tune ‘We’ll Keep the Blue Flag Flying High’.

He wrote on Twitter: “We fear no foe.”

This is the phrase Rangers supporters group the Union Bears have used on tifos, during the Gers’ 2-0 win against Porto in November 2019.

Massive win

Rangers have struggled to maintain the dizzy heights they had set last season for themselves, but they are doing just enough to pick up important points.

The Gers find themselves at the top of the table with 19 points from eight games, one point ahead of Hearts.

Steven Gerrard was emotive after the game as well as he punched the air in delight. After the midweek Europa League defeat, a strong reaction was necessary, and the Gers managed to do just that.

Hibs went down to 10-men and the decision to send Ryan Porteous off has sparked debates.

Referee Nick Walsh showed the defender a straight red card after a challenge on Joe Aribo, although there was ample evidence that he won the ball.

However, former Premier League ref Dermot Gallagher has said Walsh made the right call to send him off.

It was a poor tackle and a leg-breaker. It was aggressive and the intent was dangerous that left Walsh no chance but to show him the marching orders.

In other Rangers news, SPFL duo are under pressure to ban Bears fans after major development.