Celtic hero Simon Donnelly mocks Rangers statement

By Connor Gordon

May 16, 2019

Former Celtic striker Simon Donnelly has mocked Rangers’ statement after the recent derby.

The Gers came out to defend left-back John Flanagan for elbowing Scott Brown.

The Englishman was awarded a potential two match ban for the incident he was booked for.

However, Donnelly laughs at the statement and asks if a child had written it.

Simon Donnelly strikes back at Rangers

The 44-year-old wasn’t best pleased about his ex-rivals pleading for transparency for the incident.

Rangers said: “It seems as if Rangers players are being held to a different code of conduct from players at other clubs.

Simon Donnelly laughs at Rangers’ John Flanagan statement. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“We shall vigorously defend Mr Flanagan and have also asked for full transparency on what matters are brought forward for retrospective action.

“Are those decisions being made even-handedly?”

The Hoops hero responded on Twitter to the claims made.

He said: “Rangers statement written by a p7 pupil?

“Vigorously defend Flanagan for obvious elbow to face 🤷‍♂️.

“Take the win, it was deserved…….”

It would appear Mr Donnelly won’t be welcome back at Ibrox Stadium anytime soon.

Simon Donnelly in action against Rangers in 1996. (Photo by: Allsport /Allsport)

Nevertheless, the assault on the Celtic captain should have been dealt with properly during the match.

Steven Gerrard said his team will watch their discipline, but it appears Flanagan didn’t get the memo.

Simon Donnelly’s cheeky friend has pop

Only last week, Donnelly’s friend and former teammate Jackie McNamara had a dig at Rangers.

He said the only player he would take from them to Celtic was Ryan Kent.

However, the recent derby result may have changed McNamara’s opinion on that.

Jackie McNamara in the Dundee United dugout as boss. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The former Dundee United manager got a lot of stick as Arabs boss as the Gers blamed them for their demise years ago to the bottom tiers.

Jackie got the better of Rangers a few times especially when the pressure was on.

Donnelly was his assistant, so perhaps the growing feeling crept in due to that time in their careers.

However, next time Jackie, keep the sly comments until after the derby has been won!