Stuart McCall came out in defence of his captain after yesterday’s game – as reported by BBC Sport – after Lee McCulloch was booed by some parts of the Rangers crowd for his mistake that allowed Falkirk’s second goal.
Rangers were in desperate need of a win at Ibrox in order to stay ahead of Hibernian in second place, but a 2-2 draw saw them slip to third as Hibs recorded an emphatic victory against Alloa.
McCulloch – who is out of contract at the end of the season – has come in for criticism for poor performances, including his unnecessary challenge that saw him sent off against Hearts, but continues to be picked by McCall as he was by Kenny McDowall.
Speaking after the game, McCall condemned the booing of McCulloch and insisted he was pleased by the other fans' reaction shortly after the booing started.
"It was very sad, and I was sickened to hear it at the time," he began.
"What did please me was that, after a couple of minutes of it, the supporters then turned it on its head and drowned out the booing with claps. That's what we need as a club - togetherness.
"It doesn't matter what has gone on last week, years ago, months ago, today. It's all about next week and the future.”
The current Rangers manager has been quoted in the Daily Record saying McCulloch is droppable, but so far his recent performances haven’t given McCall enough justification to take such action.
The Light Blues were two goals behind in the second half, but managed to get back level through Haris Vuckic and a 93rd-minute equaliser from Nicky Law, which now sees them one point behind Hibs with one game remaining.
Anything other than a win will see Rangers finish third, and even if they do manage another victory against Scottish Championship champions Hearts, a Hibernian win would still condemn them to third and two extra play-off games.