Celtic hero Simon Donnelly posts funny Rangers putdown

By David Walton

October 22, 2019

Simon Donnelly’s Twitter activity today has brought out some positive reactions from the Celtic support.

The former Hoops striker has never been afraid to upset the other side on social media. He’ll post what he thinks regardless of who it upsets. It’s the beauty of Twitter in itself.

Rangers, meanwhile, slipped to their first slip-up of the season against a side that isn’t Celtic on Sunday. Their poor 1-1 draw with Hearts meant that they only managed to stay above Celtic for one matchday.

Hearts halted Rangers to put Celtic back to the top of the table (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This brought a question from Rangers-supporting radio host Bill Young on why the Ibrox club continue to drop points when they get to the top of the table.

Young works for RockSport radio, who frequently contain the delusional Ibrox figure Hugh Burns on their show. And, as he posed the question on social media, Donnelly was quick to shut him down. Have a look below:

Rangers fans won’t like it, but Donnelly is right

What Donnelly says here isn’t actually just a jibe – it’s the truth. He’s spot on to claim that it’s ability that lets Rangers down.

Young may make the point that a lack of ability would stop them getting there in the first place. But that’s not necessarily the truth. The fact is that Rangers don’t have the ability to get the job done consistently enough, and so it shows. It remains too early in the season to be bragging about being top. Hearts were top for the early part of the season last year for example.

Celtic are back at the top on merit (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic are never second for too long before they leapfrog their rivals. Why? Because Rangers don’t have the ability to beat Scottish opposition week-in, week-out. The Ibrox club can thank their lucky stars it’s only Hearts who have managed to take something off of them this season outside of us.

Rangers have been away to Kilmarnock, St Mirren, and St Johnstone and struggled for long spells. Away from home, they don’t have the ability to outplay their opposition consistently enough. That’s just the truth.

Can anyone stop Celtic’s march from here on in? (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sure, Donnelly’s pop here was clearly supposed to be a humorous jab towards Ibrox. But is he wrong in what he’s saying? If Rangers had the ability, they would still be top.

It may frustrate them, but at the end of the day it’s that simple. Donnelly’s comment proves they just don’t like being told about it.