McCrorie netted for Rangers for the first time in his side’s last match against Partick.
But he has not received widespread congratulations from all his teammates, and Hardie preferred to give the defender some banter over his celebration.
“Ryan Hardie showed me it a couple of times in my room and slagged me about it!” McCrorie said. “I didn’t have one planned. I just went for the knee slide to be honest!
“I’d not thought about what I was going to do. It happened that quick - it was amazing with the fans celebrating.
“It was a dream come true to be honest. The noise was incredible, and all the players were congratulating me.”
Hardie and McCrorie know each other well after coming through Rangers’ academy together, and the pair both appear to be on the verge of breaking into the Light Blues’ first-team now.
McCrorie has been given six Scottish Premiership appearances so far this term, and looks at home in Rangers’ senior squad.
McCrorie’s goal against Partick may well keep him in Rangers’ starting line-up after the international break.
The Ibrox side are next in action at the weekend, when they take on Hamilton.
If Rangers can pick up the three points, they could move up to second place in the Scottish Premiership table.