Rangers hero Ally McCoist has branded the Celtic supporters who protested for the sacking of Neil Lennon as "nutcases".

Hundreds of Hoops supporters gathered outside Parkhead as Neil Lennon's side suffered a shock defeat to Ross County in the Betfred Cup.

Fans demanded Lennon’s exit while a large number of police officers formed a human shield as the players exited in convoy.

McCoist watched on from afar as he was on pundit duties for Premier Sports at the Falkirk Stadium. But he admits he was 'embarrased' for those who were involved.

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He told talkSPORT: "There were outrageous scenes after the game.

"There not supporters, I nearly called them supporters, that's exactly the one thing they are not.

"They completely embarrassed themselves with some of their behaviour, throwing fences at police vehicles.

"I don't think I've seen anything like that in this country to tell you the truth, you sometimes see it when it's Turkey and Italy.

"It was absolutely shocking, an embarrassment, they really were, it goes without saying we can do without that."

He added: "The first thing they were doing was breaking the social distancing rules.

"Not a lot shocks you nowadays, while we were working at the Rangers game there was video video footage sent through, you know what it's like. The world is such a small place nowadays.

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"If you're not watching it live, you're seeing it withing a minute.

"It left a really bad taste in our mouths watching it, you couldn't help but think of the players and Neil Lennon and people like that.

"Listen, these weren't Celtic supporters, they were just nutcases, idiots, an embarrassment to the country never mind anything else."