Fabio Silva Rangers celebration clarified after fan anger as striker aims at critics

Fabio Silva took aim at critics, not supporters during his Rangers celebration on Sunday afternoon.

The Ibrox striker hit his fifth goal for the club in their 4-1 win over Kilmarnock at Ibrox and peeled away to hoist up his jersey and show his name before using his hands to make a "yapping" gesture as he was lauded by his teammates. The celebration didn't sit too well with punters inside the stadium with some suggesting the Portuguese may have been aiming it their way amid what has been an up and down season so far.

But Football Scotland can reveal that the player was not having a pop at the fans and instead was attempting to silence the pundits and critics he's had to bear the brunt of since his arrival from Wolves on loan in January.

Sources close to the player confirmed the gesture was not intended to irk Gers fans as they told Football Scotland: "Fabio is very professional and would never do anything against the club he represents.

"That movement of the shirt is: 'I'm here. Talk a lot, but I'm here.'"

Silva's future is still unclear with the campaign drawing to a close. The £35million attacker has previously hinted he'd be open to an Ibrox stay if it could be done.