Former Rangers player Gavin Rae thinks his old club could have still beaten Celtic to the 2019/20 Scottish Premiership title, speaking to The Glasgow Times.
The Hoops were 13 points ahead with just eight games remaining when football was suspended in Scotland, although the Ibrox side did have a game in hand.
Regardless, the form of Steven Gerrard’s side was so poor and the form on Neil Lennon’s men so strong, that the smart money would have been on the points gap widening instead of tightening had matches continued.
Rae, who was briefly appointed Rangers captain by Paul Le Guen, is adamant they still had a chance.
As quoted by The Glasgow Times, he said: “They’ve looked like they were going to win the title. But that wasn’t mathematically definitive, they could still be caught. I can see from both sides, Rangers will be unhappy at not being given the chance to catch them.
“I think the majority of players would love to see the season played out. Even if you’re Rangers, a few points behind, there are still a couple of Old Firm games and a chance. As hard as it sounds and far away as they were, there is still a chance.”
Obviously there was a mathematical possibility of Celtic being caught but Rae, and anyone else of a Rangers persuasion, who thinks that they had a viable chance of lifting silverware this season is deluded.
There was absolutely zero prospect of that happening despite the rewriting of history since. The Ibrox losers have apparently become world beaters during their time on the sidelines.
It’s fair to say some Celtic fans were amused by Rae’s comments, taking to Twitter over the last 48 hours to share their thoughts…
No mention of how Motherwell and Aberdeen could’ve overtaken sevco for second place 🤔🤔……unlikely but possible 😂😂😂😂 …
Tainted second place finish
— Cainy (@cainy85) May 13, 2020
Catch yerself on, based on the form of both teams, it was more likely Celtic would have won by 20 points ffs.
— Galloper Thompson (@GalloperT) May 13, 2020
What an absolute riddy
— Patrick O’Neill (@Patrickgoneill1) May 13, 2020
— Tanny Bogus (@TannyBoguss) May 13, 2020
Has the world gone mad?
— Ned O Brien (@NedOBrien5) May 13, 2020
Gavin Rae, you’re having a laugh!
— Kevin mullarkey (@MullarkeyKevin7) May 13, 2020
There another who’s credibility is gone. Is he serious??? 🤣🤣🤣
— John Neeson (@JohnNeeson3) May 13, 2020
FFS scraping the barrel now. Gavin Rae played less than 30 games for the old rangers and surprise surprise says they still could of won it. Tomorrow’s exclusive with Broxy Bear
— Sam smith (@sammybhoy1967) May 13, 2020