In this age of social media, football clubs are becoming more communicative with their supporters than ever before.
Celtic have certainly become a lot more active on the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat over the last few years. They know what to post and what not to post. They also know when best to post and when is best to avoid posting.
Therefore, Celtic likely knew what they were doing last night. As soon as the full-time whistle went at Ibrox, Celtic immediately posted a tweet confirming that Aberdeen would play them in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Here’s a look at some of the fan reaction to that tweet.
Ibrox isn’t even empty yet! Have some respect, eh!
— CeltsAreHere (@CeltsAreHere) March 12, 2019
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha didn't even wait a minute after the final whistle. Yasssssssssssssss
— 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐡🍀🇮🇪 (@swalsh_86) March 12, 2019
— Iain (@Martin88Iain) March 12, 2019
— John Hodge (@19jhodgkiss) March 12, 2019
— mickg77 (@mickg77) March 12, 2019
— Camy (@camysweeney67) March 12, 2019
— Chrisy (@CHRISSYBHOY67) March 12, 2019
Love you x
— CL (@_Lattkc_) March 12, 2019
— Danny Murphy (@Dannybhoi_86) March 12, 2019
Top trolling from the Hoops
This is something that Celtic do after every cup fixture has been confirmed. But they’re never so quick to get it out as they were yesterday, and the club likely knew how well it would go down with supporters.
Many will have been anticipating a Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Rangers at Hampden. It would’ve been billed as Steven Gerrard’s big chance to stop the treble-treble. Instead, however, it’s going to be the Dons after they humbled Rangers in their own back yard.
The potential build up to a Glasgow derby semi-final was something we could all have done without. It would’ve been a frustrating wait for us, and having Aberdeen takes away a lot of that frustration.
The Dons will look to replicate their performance at Parkhead in the semi-final at Hampden. Celtic, however, will hopefully have the likes of Callum McGregor and Tom Rogic back in contention. That would mean the squad is much stronger than it was in Saturday’s 0-0 stalemate.
Of course, a date for the semi-final has yet to be revealed. It will definitely be at some stage in April, as all Scottish Cup semi-finals are, but expect it to be mid-late April too.
Celtic really are closing in on an historic treble-treble. It’ll be a tough match against Aberdeen, but it’s one you can bet Celtic will be out for revenge in.