Former Sky Sports presenter David Tanner has blasted Celtic fans for congregating at Hampden to cheer on the team bus ahead of today’s Scottish Cup final.
The Green Brigade and other assorted supporters were on the pavements around the national stadium to provide colour and noise for Neil Lennon’s stars.
It replicated similar scenes last week against Kilmarnock, which drew great praise from Celtic defender Shane Duffy.
Tanner has had a bit of a meltdown though, taking to Twitter to send a vitriolic retort: “The lawless element in the Celtic support – The Green-eyed monster Brigade – break lockdown and gather at Hampden. An embarrassment for the majority of fans. The question is are they attacking the team bus this week or cheering it? Mobs are fickle by nature.”
Glasgow is currently in tier 3 of the Scottish Government guidance, so crowds shouldn’t be congregating.
However, with police in attendance and no arrests reported, it’s a bit of a stretch to describe those in attendance as ‘lawless’.
Ultimately the players themselves, as well as the manager, no doubt appreciated the gesture.
It inspired them to go on and win the quadruple treble at least, even if the performance at Hampden wasn’t a blow-away one.
Tanner is hardly known for his love of Celtic and he’s been taking pelters from plenty of fans for his outburst.
Celtic supporters have been well within their rights to both criticise and celebrate the team of late.
We’ll take each game as it comes.