Craig Levein shows support for Rangers with anti-Celtic nonsense live on BBC Radio Scotland

By John McGinley

November 1, 2020

BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Levein does not want Celtic to win the league this season, revealing his stance on yesterdays Off The Ball programme.

His reasoning was pretty bizarre, claiming it’s because he is sick of all this chat about ten-in-a-row.

He said live on air: “They [Celtic] have been over the course before but you know, I just can’t stand this whole ten-in-a-row thing. It really gets to me. The older I get, the worse I get.

“I just don’t want there to be all the hassle that goes with it. It would be good if Rangers won the league this season so it’s back to square one.

“I just don’t want this whole ten-in-a-row thing to become more than it is. It goes back to zero and we can start again.”

Surely if we won the league, then the ten-in-a-row ‘thing’ would also disappear?

Whatever his reasoning truly is, it’s fair to say that the former Hearts defender and manager hasn’t been a big fan of Celtic’s success over the last decade.

Perhaps that’s because he has never managed to win a trophy as a player or club boss in his long career.

The closest he came was in 1986 when Celtic beat Hearts to the league title on the last day of the season thanks to an Albert Kidd Dundee double and a phenomenal Bhoys display at St Mirren.

Bitterness is an ugly trait.

Levein is a regular pundit on Sportsound on matchdays, covering Scottish Premiership and Scotland international matches.

Craig Levein and Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

The former national team boss’ comments on Scottish football will now be interesting to view through this lens for the remainder of the season.

It may not only be fans of the Ibrox side hurting if we manage to do the unthinkable and win ten-in-a-row.

In other news, Jeremie Frimpong has been talking up Celtic boss Neil Lennon.