Antonio Colak opens up on Rangers goal celebration after Dundee United fans disrespect minute silence
Antonio Colak scored twice as Rangers beat Dundee United 2-1 at Ibrox and he celebrated by shushing the away support.
Rangers returned to winning ways on Saturday with victory over Dundee United, but the match was clouded with controversy after the away fans chanted over the minute’s silence.
Ibrox fell silent to respect the passing of Queen Elizabeth II but a number of away fans could be heard chanting disrespectful songs about her.
Colak had the last laugh by shushing the United fans after scoring, and the Croatia international has since opened up on why he performed the gesture.
“We were silent at the start of the game. We all know because of what,” said Colak, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It is all about respect. That was my emotions because everybody, the whole crowd, over 50,000 in the stadium, everybody had this respect. Some people… It was just a moment, everybody should understand that.”
An Ibrox favourite
Not only is Colak impressing on the pitch by finding the net, but the 29-year-old is on the right track to earning the respect of the Ibrox faithful.
His performance on Saturday was superb, and he was the main reason Rangers left with all three points. But equally as important – Colak’s celebrations will be fondly remembered by fans after an ugly pre-match moment.
Moving forward, Colak has given Giovanni van Bronckhorst some serious selection headaches after the international break. Both he and Alfredo Morelos deserve to start, so the Dutchman may have to rethink his system to fit both strikers in.
It’s a good predicament for GvB to be in after some torrid results in recent weeks, and it could well be his saving grace. Colak and Morelos together could be a strike force able to provide the goals and keep him in a job.
In other Rangers news, video footage shows Dundee fans spoiling minute’s silence at Ibrox