'Pathetic', 'Embarrassing'; Some Celtic fans ridicule Gerrard after new title chase comments

By John McGinley

May 6, 2020

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?

Celtic celebrate a goal at Ibrox / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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…