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Rangers boss Mark Warburton: Now give us the respect we deserve after Celtic victory

By Ronnie Esplin

Published 18/04/2016

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: A general view during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: A general view during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers is tackled by Dedryck Boyata of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers fans wave flags during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers scores the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers scores the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Kenny Miller scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' fans during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Celtic fans sing ahead of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Singer Rod Stewart looks on during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers Chairman Dave King looks on during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Celtic fans let off a flare during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: James Tavernier of Rangers puts pressure on Leigh Griffiths of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: The Celtic team huddle ahead of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers holds off the challenge of Dedryck Boyata of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: James Tavernier of Rangers puts pressure on Leigh Griffiths of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay of Rangers holds off pressure from Stefan Johansen of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers holds off pressure from Dedryck Boyata of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic celebrates after scoring their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic celebrates after scoring their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic celebrates after scoring their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic celebrates after scoring their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' manager Mark Warburton (right) and Celtic manager Ronny Deila during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko (right) scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' manager Mark Warburton during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: James Tavernier of Rangers vies with Leigh Griffiths of Celtic during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers manager Mark Warburton reacts during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: James Tavernier of Rangers vies with Leigh Griffiths of Celtic during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Scott Brown of Celtic receives medical attention during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Celtic's Scott Brown gets treatment on the sideline during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers is tackled by Nir Bitton of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Stefan Johansen of Celtic holds off pressure from Andrew Halliday of Rangers during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Stefan Johansen of Celtic holds off pressure from Andrew Halliday of Rangers during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Kenny Miller of Rangers is tackled by Nir Bitton of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Scott Brown of Celtic clears the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Dean Sheils of Rangers goes down under pressure during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko tackles Rangers' Dean Shiels (right) during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's manager Ronny Deila during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko tackles Rangers' Dean Shiels during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Patrick Roberts reacts after a missed shot during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Patrick Roberts reacts after a missed shot during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Patrick Roberts of Celtic reacts after missing a chance during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Patrick Roberts of Celtic reacts after missing a chance during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Patrick Roberts of Celtic reacts after missing a chance during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers' Dean Shiels and Celtic's Kieran Tierney battle for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Kenny Miller celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Kenny Miller and Celtic's Scott Brown (left) battle for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Nir Bitton of Celtic holds off pressure from Kenny Miller of Rangers during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Kenny Miller celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Celtic fans let off a flare during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Celtic' Scott Brown during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Dedryck Boyata (left) and Rangers' Jason Holt (right) battle for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers fans wave flags ahead of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers' Wes Foderingham (right) and Martyn Waghorn celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Nicky Law scores the winning penalty during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' manger Mark Warburton celebrates victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' James Tavernier misses a penalty during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Callum McGregor reacts to a missed penalty during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' manager Mark Warburton during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Tom Rogic (hidden) scores his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Tom Rogic (not pictured) scores his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic manager Ronny Deila during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Barrie McKay scores his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic manager Ronny Deila during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay of Rangers celebrates team-mate James Tavernier after scoring their second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after he scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after he scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after he scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers' Wes Foderingham makes a save at the feet of Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (right) during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after he scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (R) of Rangers celebrates with his team-mates after he scoring their second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Barrie McKay (L) of Rangers celebrates with team-mate James Tavernier after scoring their second goalduring the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' Barrie McKay celebrates scoring his sides second goal with team mates during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Barrie McKay (not pictured) scores his sides second goal past Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Barrie McKay (second right)scores his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Barrie McKay (right) celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko scores his sides opening goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Barrie McKay (right) celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Leigh Griffiths heads the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' Lee Wallace holds his face during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Leigh Griffiths reacts during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Scott Brown during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviatchenko of Celtic scores during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
Celtic and Rangers' fans during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic scores their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Erik Sviachenko of Celtic celebrates after scoring their first goal during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' players mob goalkeeper Wes Foderingham as they celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebtate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebtate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
Rangers' goal keeper Wes Foderingham as he celebrates with team mates after their victory during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers' goal keeper Wes Foderingham as he celebrates with team mates after their victory during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Dominic Ball and Rob Kiernan of Rangers celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Martyn Waghorn of Rangers celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty IMages)
Rangers' goalkeeper Wes Foderingham and manager Mark Warburton celebrate after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Tom Rogic misses his penalty during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic's Tom Rogic misses his penalty during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates victory at the end of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Celtic players looks dejected during the penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates victory at the end of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebrate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers goal keeper Wes Foderingham celebrates victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' players mob goal keeper Wes Foderingham as they celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers celebrate winning the penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' players mob goal keeper Wes Foderingham as they celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers celebrate winning the penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers players celebtate after beating Celtic in a penalty shoot out during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: James Tavernier of Rangers celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)
Rangers' players mob goal keeper Wes Foderingham as they celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Rangers' players mob goal keeper Wes Foderingham as they celebrate victory after the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Boss Mark Warburton revealed he was "irritated" by Rangers' doom-mongers after his side stunned rivals Celtic.

An epic encounter which ended 2-2 after extra-time brought the most dramatic of endings, with Hoops substitute Tom Rogic firing his spot-kick over the bar to see the Ladbrokes Championship title winners through to the final against fellow second-tier side Hibernian next month.

Warburton said: "The favourites had to be Celtic. Anyone who understands football will say they have the stronger squad, they have the experience and they were the favourites and I can understand this.

"I was irritated by people underestimating Rangers.

"I read reports about them getting battered by Celtic today. Well they showed today that they've got quality, they've got the commitment and the work ethic and that gap is a lot, lot narrower than people are talking about.

"We've been good this season. We're not clear in the league by 17 points by chance. We deserve to be and the young squad has come together quickly so all credit to the players.

"I think they deserved a little more respect.

"I'm just delighted for the fans. The level of support they've given us again was magnificent.

"They've been in some dark places over the last four or five years, so it's tremendous that they can enjoy days like today and last week.

"We were down to the bare minimum with 16 players and young Liam Burt on the bench, but I thought to a man they were outstanding today.

"I thought we deserved to win the game of football. That's the most pleasing thing.

"Our message before the game was do what you've done all season just do it better against the number one team in the country and I think we did that today."

Celtic boss Ronny Deila insists he was dealing with too many emotions to think about his future, which has been subject to the sort of speculation that will increase following the defeat to the Ibrox men.

The Norwegian described the match as a "roller coaster of a football game, up and down and in the end very down", but was in no mood to look any further than Celtic's next league game against Ross County.

"There is a lot of emotions going on, but with bad results you of course get the questions.

"You know you are going to get that pressure all the time when you don't get the results you wanted.

"I know why the question is coming, now we have to lift ourselves after that disappointment and get the league over the line.

"Of course I am disappointed that we lost the game, having said that I am not very satisfied with the performance either."

Asked whether Rangers can mount a serious challenge for the title next season, Deila was defiant: "We are going to be ready when they come up," he said.

"We will see next year what they have to offer.

"It is a totally different thing to do something over 38 games than to do it over one."

Belfast Telegraph

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