VIDEO: ‘Despicable’ Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara accused of cheating as ex Dundee man stars against Kilmarnock

Glen Kamara in action on his Rangers debut against St Johnstone
Glen Kamara in action on his Rangers debut against St Johnstone

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara was caught up in a cheating row as he took a starring role in last night’s Ibrox victory over Kilmarnock.

The former Dundee man, who left Dens Park last month for a reported £100,000 fee, was lauded on Twitter by fans of the Ibrox club as the Gers ran out 5-0 winners in the Scottish Cup fifth round replay.

But he was also caught up in a moment of controversy that played a big part in the one-sided nature of the tie.

Some fans on Twitter claimed Kamara play-acted in the incident that led to the 25th-minute dismissal of Kilmarnock goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann while the game was 1-0.

Kamara took a tumble in the box in a clash with Bachmann that seemed innocuous. But referee Alan Muir brandished a red card to condemn Killie to 10 men.

Angry tweets claimed Kamara made the most of the challenge.

Eddie wrote: “The real story about last night should have been Glen Kamara cheating to get the Killie keeper sent off. Not a word about him. Our officials are mostly garbage but players throwing themselves to the ground to get opponents sent off is despicable.”

Kackie63 wrote: “That’s a disgusting decision…. Glen Kamara you should be ashamed.”

Kamara himself focused on the positives of his second Rangers appearance.

The 23-year-old, who made his Rangers debut in the goalless draw against St Johnstone on Saturday, tweeted: “Big 5-0 win from the lads tonight, buzzing to be in the quarters of the Scottish Cup! Fans were great too.”