Hibs star Ryan Porteous was heavily involved in his side’s 2-2 draw with Rangers at Easter Road on Sunday, both during and after the game.
The centre-back faced criticism from Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard in the aftermath of the match after exchanging words with Rangers captain James Tavernier.
“I didn’t see the (Porteous) incident initially," Gerrard said. “I think Porteous was saying that Tav’s a bad loser which I think is a bit cheap coming from him. He got sent off for a really bad tackle when he was losing 3-0 against us here last season.”
Porteous was booked in the first half for an off the ball challenge on Alfredo Morelos and faced accusations from Rangers fans of being a “thug”.
The 21-year-old, however, displayed his defensive qualities throughout, making six clearances and three blocks, as Hibs made it very difficult for the Premiership league leaders.
Hibs made their feelings clear after the match with a pointed tweet which enraged fans of Rangers but was lapped up by the home support.
It read: "Ryan Porteous. The best young Scottish centre-back out there. Feel free to reply if you think we're wrong.”
Hibs, having become the first team to score against Rangers this season, will head to Parkhead next week for a meeting with Celtic.