Celtic icon Chris Sutton has summed up the difference between the Scottish champions and Rangers with a hilarious Europa League rant on BT Sport tonight.
As reported by The Daily Record earlier on Friday, footage from inside the Ibrox dressing room was leaked to social media, with Steven Gerrard’s players seen celebrating wildly after reaching the group stages of Europe’s secondary competition.
Sutton reckons the scenes were ‘totally embarrassing’.
He told BT Sport Scottish Football Extra: “Beating the team who finished sixth in the Turkish Super Lig last season? It was a good performance, and they’ve done well to get to the groups but give me a break, the celebrations are totally over the top. Totally embarrassing.
“Just imagine McCoist, Hateley, Laudrup, Gazza, celebrating getting through to the Europa League group stage? You’re better than that. Come on.
“I’m talking about the celebrations; we’ve all seen them. It’s embarrassing. How low is the bar?”
"Give me a break, the celebrations! Totally over the top!"
"It's embarrassing! How low is the bar!"@chris_sutton73 does not think much of Rangers celebrations upon reaching the Europa League group stage 👀😂
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 2, 2020
The difference in levels
Fair play, Rangers enjoyed their win, but it does sum up the difference in levels and mentality of the two clubs.
For Celtic, qualifying for the Europa League is seen as the bare minimum achievement, not something to tear up a dressing room over.
I doubt Bhoys fans would be very happy seeing Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and the rest going wild in Sarajevo after the way our Champions League qualification panned out.
Celtic rarely go overboard in victory or defeat, with Neil Lennon preferring to keep his players on an even keel.
It’s the not the first time we’ve seen over the top celebrations from Rangers in recent years, and yet they’ve still to pick up a single trophy or do anything of note in any competition.
The boom and bust cycle in Govan apparently isn’t going away anytime soon.
Ahead of the upcoming derby later this month, let’s hope they’re feeling overconfident again.