David Martindale branded the Rangers fans who interrupted their win over Livingston with a snowball pile-on as “doughballs” and “embarrassing”.

But one Hotline caller reckons it’s Livi’s Spaghettihad surface which is pasta joke.

Andy Adams, Kirkcaldy, said: “Davie Martindale says the doughballs with snowballs are an embarrassment to Scottish football, I agree, but not as big an embarrassment as that horrible plastic pitch Livingston play on at the Tony Macaroni. The SPFL have a chance to stop plastic in the top division, only one team have it. Get it sorted now.”

Alan McGaw, Alloa, said: “Well done Rangers, a good win away from home at Livi with Hibs away next. The team played as a unit and are looking more like last season’s side so well done Gio van Bronckhorst for the team selections and a second win for him. I thought Joe Aribo was man of the match.”

Celtic too picked up three points with a 2-1 win over Aberdeen – whose goal came from a controversial penalty when David Bates fell under a Liel Abada challenge.

Hoops hitman Kyogo Furuhashi was also in the firing line for taking a tumble.

Chris Lowe, Yoker, said: “I’m hearing that the Kings Theatre are lining up the Japanese playactor to replace Gary Tank Commander as he’s that good at throwing himself to the ground feigning injury. His auditions over the past three weeks now have been impressive but not impressive enough for the compliance officer to notice. PS: has there ever been a penalty awarded against Celtic that wasn’t ‘controversial’?”

David Bryce, Troon, wasn’t impressed with the Hoops either. He said: “Well done to Celtic for beating Aberdeen. However it certainly was not a performance befitting of the great Bertie Auld. Once again at Parkhead we were not fluent. The football and tactics deployed by Ange is not enjoyable to watch. Rangers will win this league comfortably.

"We get nothing out of Turnbull every week now, Abada is dross and Juranovic is not a threat going forward because he’s played out of position. I’d put Ange on a par with Ronny Deila, he’s a mediocre coach.”

Meanwhile Jim McLean, Rothesay, fears Celtic could lose out on Jota. He said: “Anybody taking bets that Jota will not sign for Celtic in January? I know they have first refusal but I bet the biscuit tin will remain closed and the horse will have bolted, contracts mean nothing nowadays as we all know. It would be a pity if he does not stay, not just for Celtic but Scottish football, as he is a breath of fresh air.”

On to Aberdeen now. And an eighth defeat in 15 league games this season has piled the pressure back on Stephen Glass. And chairman Dave Cormack.

Hugh McKirdy emailed: “Just thought I'd drop a wee line to say a big thanks to Dave Cormack regarding our season since you dispensed with Derek McInnes. Cheers Dave.”

Iain Allan, Linlithgow, added: “Has Dave Cormack had a look at the league table recently? We are in freefall and the teams behind us all have a game in hand. I know we have a lot of injuries but I don't want to be going to Championship grounds next season but that is where we are going. Time for action.”

And James Forsyth, Bellshill, said: “Where is the fight in this team? They lost an unlucky second goal but could have been further behind Celtic in the game. As for Scott Brown where was the snap in his play he was famous for? I think his heart is still at Celtic.”