The Scottish Premiership season officially kicked off yesterday with Rangers winning up in Aberdeen, followed by Chris Sutton responding in true Chris Sutton form.

A Ryan Kent goal was enough to give our rivals the three points against Derek McInnes’ pitiful Dons. However, for Celtic fans, there was absolutely nothing to fear from either side on yesterday’s showing.

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After Kent’s opener, neither side threatened to any great extent. It left plenty of Hoops fans on social media confident in what Celtic would potentially do to either side when we come up against them.


And that confidence was on full show as some Hoops fans responded to Chris Sutton’s sly pop at full-time. Here’s a look at some of the reaction below:

Plenty of reasons for Celtic fans to be cheerful

Many Hoops supporters won’t have tuned in yesterday, and they’re quite entitled to stick to watching Neil Lennon’s Bhoys and only being focused on our own club. However, you also can’t blame those who did have a glance to see what our rivals may have to offer this season.

For those that did, they certainly won’t have come away from the game with any fear.

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Rangers dominated the first half without being overly-threatening. As has often been the case with Steven Gerrard’s side in recent years, it was all pretty passing in the midfield without any real cutting edge in the final third.

Aberdeen vs Rangers was a bore

Aberdeen vs Rangers was a bore (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Where Celtic fans will have been disappointed, however, is with Aberdeen’s lack of any sort of viable threat. The Dons were playing without any main strikers and even played the closing minutes out with 10 men when Andrew Considine was sent off. But even then, both sides could’ve been playing until midnight and McInnes’ side still wouldn’t have come close to a goal.

Aberdeen, remember, is next up for Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-finals in October. From yesterday’s showing, they shouldn’t be laying a glove on Lennon’s side.

As for Rangers, they didn’t show any signs of improvement on last season. If Celtic can go on a ruthless run of early-season form, it’s difficult to see how Gerrard’s side keeps up. If yesterday was supposed to be a marker from either of Celtic’s domestic rivals, they both flopped.

In other news, Celtic have reportedly made a verbal offer for a Croatian left-back.

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