Celtic fans have taken issue with Steven Gerrard’s assertion that there was still plenty to play for at the end of the Scottish Premiership season.
The Ibrox boss was speaking to talkSPORT today, giving his thoughts on a whole range of pandemic related issues.
He was, of course, questioned on the current SPFL situation, with Celtic on the verge of being declared champions after forging a 13 point lead at the top of the table.
Recognising the gap, Gerrard is still adamant his team could have put pressure on Neil Lennon’s league leaders.
As quoted on talkSPORT, he said: “Across Scotland, from top to bottom, there was so much football to be played.
“Of course, I’m always going to be biased because I’m Rangers manager and there’s a 13 point gap that I respect.
“But I want to continue to put as much pressure on until the end.
“In every league, so many other clubs had so much to play for and we felt there was an almighty rush to just finish it straight away rather than give it the best chance to be finished.”
It was never likely that the season was going to be finished, as is becoming clearer and clearer by the day in Scotland.
As for Rangers’ title bid? That was dead long before football was suspended, making their rewriting of history all the more pathetic.
What was more likely should matches have continued? Rangers mount a credible title comeback or Celtic increase the points gap further?
Everything was moving in the direction of the Hoops.
Supporters have predictably taken issue with the Ibrox man, feeling that he’s not being entirely genuine in suggesting finishing the season would have been anything but bad for Rangers on the pitch.
These fans have taken to Twitter today to share their thoughts on it all…
How embarrassing is this clown?. The Premiership in Scotland hasnt been officially called and will be given every chance.
— DC🍀 (@thebigbhuna) May 6, 2020
Somewhat delusional but I am sure it plays well to the die hards – the reality is clear to the rest of the world and the title race is (and was at Lockdown) over
— Bruce Henderson (@BruceHenderson2) May 6, 2020
‘Until the very end’? If covid hadn’t come along he’d have been hounded out by now. The gullibles are falling for it again, magic! Roll on 10.
— Brian (@bon1967) May 6, 2020
he wants a chance to challenge Celtic with a team not in terrible form, low on confidence, injury ravaged and tired from a punishing fixture schedule. Funny that. Where’s the integrity Stevie? – you threw the team under the bus because they bottled it!
— StMiley (@StMiley) May 6, 2020
Anybody got the clip of him surrendering and saying Scottish cup was only chance of silverware
— Tam Govan (@BigTam_Govan) May 6, 2020
— RicardoMonteglin (@rickysproule74) May 6, 2020
4 wins out of 8 to 9iar.
Good luck Mr Failure. That hope vanished in February when your team of losers downed tools. 🤣🤣
— Free Rogic. (@celticforever8) May 6, 2020
he can continue to chase us forever. They will never catch up though.
— tamrabam (@tamrabam1) May 6, 2020