Some Celtic fans have been left amused by Ranger manager Steven Gerrard’s comments about Neil Lennon and his squad celebrating at Pittodrie last week.
Admitting he questioned himself after celebrating wildly at Celtic Park in December, Gerrard has since felt absolved of any error after watching the way Lennon enjoyed our 2-1 victory at Pittodrie.
As quoted by The Daily Mail, he said: “I’ll never apologise for being authentic. I am passionate after a win. I don’t think people on the outside understand the pressures you are under in that moment.
“I do ask myself if it was too much but then I think Celtic beat Aberdeen last weekend, and 11 players and Neil Lennon are jumping about and celebrating with the fans. I’m totally fine with it.”
What Gerrard is missing is that, at the time, Lennon was celebrating moving 13 points clear at the top of the table whereas his screaming into the camera signified moving to within two points of the Hoops.
They started the derby at Celtic Park in second place and ended it second place despite the victory.
There are levels here that the Ibrox boss can’t seem to comprehend.
It’s been proven in the time since that the Rangers optimism and confidence in the wake of that derby win was incredibly misplaced.
They’ve fallen away in a big way, now finding themselves 12 points adrift after a dreadful return from the winter break.
No surprise then that the comments have tickled supporters, with one fan even suggesting he is more entertaining than sacked former Ibrox boss Pedro Caixinha.
These fans have taken to Twitter over the last 48 hours to share their thoughts on it all…
— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) February 23, 2020
He talking about Celtic again?
— Free Rogic. (@celticforever8) February 23, 2020
One was celebrating winning league, one wasn’t……
— HWG10IAR (@dodger1982) February 23, 2020
A bit different. You’s didn’t even go top of the league when you’s won at CP 😂😂😂
— stew fin (@sfceltic86) February 23, 2020
Lenny helping a struggling fellow pro out….Is there anything he can’t do?
— Sanfranceltic (@Sme51899360) February 23, 2020
This guy is better entertainment than Pedro, please rangers, give this man a new contract 😂😂
— Spud Gun Murphy (@murphy_gun) February 23, 2020
A but a but a but. It’s always someone else with Steven. If it’s not players, it’s refs, if it’s not them it’s, if games lasted 86 minutes, it’s now Celtic manager and player’s. Give it a rest man.
— Michael Dickson (@Michael15013412) February 23, 2020
🤣🤣🤣Lennon celebrated going 10 clear Gerrard celebrated going 2pts behind
— Colin Jordan (@colinjordan1203) February 23, 2020