Neil McCann slams Rangers striker Fabio Silva's goal celebration and says 'there's no party time'

Fabio Silva celebrates in front of Hearts fans
Fabio Silva celebrates in front of Hearts fans -Credit:SNS Group

Neil McCann has let rip at Fabio Silva after the Rangers striker celebrated in front of Hearts fans.

The Portuguese striker put Gers 3-1 up at Tynecastle with 10 minutes to go before late goals from Dexter Lembikisa and Kyosuke Tagawa ensured both teams would share the spoils after an unlikely comeback from the Jambos. Silva copped criticism from his own fans recently after gesturing towards the Ibrox faithful when he scored against Kilmarnock earlier this month.

And this time it was the Gorgie crowd who Silva decided to celebrate in front of as he turned around and pointed to the name on the back of his jersey. It will almost certainly prove to be Silva's final league appearance for Rangers as the Portuguese loanee prepares to return to Wolves in the summer. And McCann was incensed by the 21-year-old's actions and claimed Philippe Clement will also be unimpressed.

He hit out on BBC Sportscene: "From a Rangers perspective, I can understand why Philippe Clement's disappointed. You want to win every game. But the players have to ask themselves individually - do they want to win every game? And certain individuals for me are still showing that it doesn't bother them.

"I pointed out Fabio Silva last week not working back, he's doing it again today for the second goal. Standing there, loses possession to Lembikisa. Just walk. And then he's got the audacity when he scores the third goal to point and tell everybody who he is.

"Well, the full-back knows who you are as he's just looked at the back of your shirt as he's running off you and going into the back of Yilmaz. I'm maybe sounding a bit annoyed but that sort of thing as a coach or a manager should really annoy you.

"Rangers lost the league last week. They should've gone to Tynecastle, done the business professionally, get off and prepare for a huge game next week. There's no party time, there's nothing to celebrate. Win the game, get your job done and look at next week. For me, I think Philippe Clement needs to look at that squad and say 'that isn't acceptable.'"