You can’t beat a good bit of old-fashioned bitterness.
That’s exactly what the Hibs TV commentator managed to produce in the closing stages of Celtic’s 1-1 draw at Easter Road on Saturday.
Celtic were banging on the door as they took the game to Paul Heckingbottom’s men in Leith. It was chance after chance as the likes of Callum McGregor, Jonny Hayes, and Vakoun Issouf Bayo came close to winning it.
It was all a bit too much for the Hibs TV commentator though. As the game got incredibly nervy from a Hibs perspective, the mask well and truly slipped off. Have a listen to this brilliant quip:
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The commentator states that “five minutes remain of the 90 plus the no doubt 22 minutes of stoppage time that will be added on when Celtic are not winning a game.”
Everyone at Hibs, and no doubt the commentator, will be delighted knowing that only four minutes were added on. A pretty standard amount for how much time-wasting Hibs were itching to do at 1-1.
It’s been pretty incredible the amount of moaning that’s come out of Easter Road this weekend. You would think they had two stonewall penalties denied or something.
All Hibs seem to want to go on about is how Olivier Ntcham stayed on the pitch. Any idea that he threw a punch, however, should be dismissed. It was anything but a punch. Paul Heckingbottom can’t seem to stop talking about it of course (Hibs TV).
Any affection for Hibs shouldn’t exist
Nobody can deny there was a bit of an affection from some in our support towards our Edinburgh rival in the past. When Neil Lennon was manager there was a large section of our supporters that wanted Hibs to do well. When they were battling it out against Rangers and Hearts under Alan Stubbs in the Championship, it was the same.
But nothing has changed when it comes to their attitude towards us. Hibs fans view Celtic with contempt, and always have done. The idea that there’s any sort of love-in with them should be put to bed. They’re nearly as bitter as Hearts are towards us, and that’s saying something.
Celtic next meet the Leith side at Hampden in the Betfred Cup semi-finals in November. It’s fair to say that it’s now become something of a grudge match. And, in fairness, that’s exactly what all matches between ourselves and Hibs should be.