Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam has claimed Celtic have been ‘throwing little digs in’ to the ongoing drama engulfing Scottish football, speaking on today’s BBC Sportsound podcast.
As we know, the Ibrox side and others have engaged in a very public war of words with the SPFL board of late, left furious by their handling of a vote to potentially call time on the Scottish Premiership season early.
Celtic throughout have said nothing on the SPFL matter, staying completely silent.
Recently the club have updated supporters on the Foundation’s charity efforts, confirmation of the club’s use of the government furlough scheme and squad wage deferrals, works to renovate the Celtic Park pitch and an extension of the season ticket deadline.
However, it cannot be claimed at all we have inserted ourselves into whatever else is happening in the public sphere of Scottish football.
Charlie Adam thinks otherwise, claiming on BBC Sportsound today: “Every day the word shambolic keeps coming up and that’s what it becomes.
“If you look at it, Scottish football, the three biggest clubs have all got a tittle-tattle at the moment – Hearts, Rangers, Celtic.
“Celtic are throwing little digs in, Rangers are throwing money around saying we’ll pay for everything, Hearts have gone off the loop.
“These are the clubs that everyone else should be looking up to.”
Challenged by Chick Young on his comments, Adam claimed Celtic have been making digs on social media, believing that the Scottish FA should step in and bring clubs together.
One can only presume he is referring to this completely innocuous tweet over the weekend that said Celtic do their talking on the pitch, promoting a replay of a famous derby win over Rangers.
Celtic Football Club Statement 📝
The Bhoys do their talking on the pitch and become #Magnificen7 Champions at Paradise! 👊
— Celtic Football Club (from 🏡) (@CelticFC) May 9, 2020
Hardly worthy of being thrown into the same camp as Hearts and Rangers as they wage war on the rest of Scottish football through statements and accusations.
Celtic’s silence on this matter has been exactly the right tactic to take right now and it seems in the absence of being able to criticise any stance we may have, pundits are going to extreme lengths to throw our name into this mess.