Chris Sutton has superbly put Rangers in their place once again with a tweet bigging up the achievement of the Celtic Invincibles.
Rangers today ended their campaign with a 4-0 win over Aberdeen at Ibrox. It ensured that they ended their league season without a defeat to their name. However, they’ve been going about branding themselves “Invincibles” for doing so.
In doing so, they’re forgetting the fact they were knocked out of both cup competitions earlier this season. St Mirren dumped them out of the Betfred Cup whilst St Johnstone edged them at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup. But the narrative is that you’ve to forget about those games because they weren’t part of their league run.
Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic class of 2016/17 secured an Invincible Treble, and that’s something Sutton was keen to highlight as Rangers started their celebrations:
Incredible achievement by Steven Gerrard and Rangers👏👏 The League Invincibles. Just for the record though the real Invincibles were Brendan Rodgers Celtic 2016/17🏆🏆🏆… well played though… https://t.co/w8LegKUJrO
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) May 15, 2021
Chris Sutton bang on; important to distinguish both Celtic and Rangers’ achievements
This is actually an important point Sutton makes. It’s highly unfair for Celtic to be lumped in with this Rangers side when it comes to their respective invincible achievements.
Celtic managed to knock Rangers out of both competitions in convincing fashion back in the 2016/17 campaign. We would win all four matches at Hampden, showing incredible consistency levels to keep our focus for all domestic challenges.
Rangers’ achievement this season is a fine one, I’ve no problem admitting that. Going through a league campaign without defeat takes some doing, and it always takes a slice of luck too. But it pales in comparison to what Celtic achieved four years ago.
In fact, it does the same when you compare it to what Celtic achieved at any point through their quadruple treble run. What would you rather? 12 trophies or an unbeaten league run?
Regardless, Rangers are deserving champions, and that’s something we definitely have to just take on the chin. The hard work starts now in ensuring this year was a one-off.
But as for Invincible sides? Please don’t start pretending the achievements are on a similar scale. You’re doing Rodgers’ side a massive injustice.