Hibs have stepped up their trolling of the whinging Ibrox club after Sunday’s 2-2 draw between the two clubs.
The goals lost and points dropped were a major blow for Steven Gerrard to deal with but as ever a culprit has to be found with Ryan Porteous fitting the bill.
After being built up as the greatest back four in world football the Ibrox backline crumbled at the first sign of being put under pressure. At both goals James Tav Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Pip Helander and Borna Barasic were at fault.
? Academy graduate Ryan Porteous continues to impress in the heart of defence.
? The Scotland Under-21 centre-back has only committed seven fouls in eight games – having been fouled 13 times.
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Rather than analyse the performances of those players pointing the finger of blame at a 21-year-old defender and to a lesser extent the match officials has sited the Ibrox deflection exercise.
The first punishment for Porteous was that he was denied a post match handshake with the Ibrox stars led by the captain and Mr Gerrard. From the pictures after the game the young defender doesn’t seem too bothered.
Tonight the Liverpool legend will go before the media again, rather than the hand picked Zoom formula he is used to at home there will be Dutch journalists asking random questions.
Porteous won’t be around tomorrow in the Willem II side, if Gerrard selects the same defence and his side get knocked out of the Europa League some probing internal questions may be asked without fall guy Porteous to blame.