"Banter years are back"; Celtic supporters go to town on rivals after embarrassing move

By John McGinley

January 21, 2022

It’s fair to say Celtic supporters are getting a fair bit of mileage out of Rangers’ desperate move of contacting the Scottish FA with eight separate complaints from Tuesday night’s clash against Aberdeen.

As outlets such as Sky Sports have reported, the Ibrox club complained about issues as petty as the wind moving the ball as Lewis Ferguson fired home an equalising penalty.

They also cried about Scott Brown not getting a booking for, well, actually I’m not sure what he did. Got in their heads? Oh, the humanity!

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Apparently, after the letter, the Scottish FA held ‘constructive’ talks with Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.

That’s amusing, given the biggest blunder in the Scottish Premiership match was Kevin Clancy’s refusal to give a penalty for a blatant Allan McGregor foul.

For me, it’s all evidence of them beginning to feel the pressure of the title race. After dropping points, they are honestly complaining about receiving their first red card domestically in over two years.

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It’s staggering stuff. In fact, as Chris Sutton made clear earlier, it defies belief.

Still, if they want to go down this route, let them. As Ange Postecoglou has said multiple times this season, complaining about referees isn’t going to win games.

Undeniably, it is a good laugh though and plenty of Celtic supporters have taken to social media today to share their thoughts on it all, with these posts summing up the mood…

In other news, “Can put the ball on a toadstool from 70 yds”; Recent League 1 boss raves about Celtic’s O’Riley.