Celtic manage to wind up both Celtic and Rangers fans with the same comment

By John McGinley

December 24, 2020

Celtic TV host Gerry McCulloch is not the most popular man amongst Glasgow football supporters today after suggesting Rangers’ lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership was ‘fake news’.

Speaking on last night’s Pass To Paradise coverage of the win over Ross County, McCulloch was joined by pundits John Hartson and Stephen McManus.

As reported by The Scottish Sun, their discussion turned to the ongoing title race.

The paper report that McCulloch said: “It’s up to the boys here to do their own job. Stephen, how easy or difficult is it to blank everything else out?

“Not even that but just to not even look at the league table, because with those games in hand the league table is a bit of fake news just now isn’t it?”

McManus would go on to agree.

It’s clear what the former STV and Clyde 1 man meant with his comment.

He’s banking the games in hand on the Ibrox outfit already, suggesting the current points lead at the top of the table will be drastically reduced when Celtic play the same number of fixtures.

Fan reaction hasn’t been kind

Despite that logic, fans of both the Celtic and Rangers persuasion haven’t reacted kindly to his comments.

Many feel that Neil Lennon’s team haven’t shown anywhere near the kind of consistency this season to earn the points on offer from the games in hand as a given.

All Celtic TV has managed to do is rarely unite both sets of fans with the same feeling!

A quick look at the replies to Tweets such as this one from The Daily Record shows plenty of shade thrown in Celtic’s direction.

Celtic Park / (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

For those of a Hoops persuasion, it’s further proof of poor communication and ‘propaganda’ from Celtic Park. There’s a feeling the club fail to see what has transpired this season.

Has complacency set in across the board?

That’s yet to be fully determined, but we may find out either way when Celtic make the trip to Ibrox in early January. That’s a must-win occasion regardless of any ‘fake news’.

In other news, Mikey Johnston’s return to the Celtic fold is ongoing.