Red Imps send cheeky Celtic tweet; Rangers fans get desperate
Fine, maybe Celtic achieving the Quadruple Treble isn’t a world first.
Considering the historical esteem of Scottish football, though, it’s still worth celebrating. Certainly, it’s never been done within our borders.
Still, when Celtic tweeted “A world first”, Gibraltar’s finest club Lincoln Red Imps felt the urge to make a correction. You see, they’ve won the Gibraltan treble four times consecutively as well.
Hey, you can only play in the league you’re given by your country (unless you’re Cardiff City or Swansea). So we’re not going to downplay Red Imps’ achievements against the likes of Europa FC and FC Bruno’s Magpies (Transfermarkt).
— Lincoln Red Imps FC (@LincolnRedImps) December 22, 2020
Celtic’s rivals get involved; unclear why
Given that the standard of Scottish football is inarguably higher (UEFA), it’d be fair to say that while Red Imps have been fantastic, it’s a wee bit harder to do over here. One treble is tricky to do anywhere, but it’s objectively true to say that completing a treble is harder in Scotland.
Similarly, you might argue that a domestic trio of trophies would be harder to achieve in Serie A than say, Wales.
That’s because of the level of opposition. Rangers are included in that, they’re a good side. So why, then, are Rangers supporters lapping up Red Imps’ patter when it only emphasises the achievements of Celtic more? Gibraltan Football doesn’t have a “mighty” RFC, right?
So, surely the logic is, because Rangers are there, it’s even harder for Celtic to win a treble. Yet, we’ve won 4 on the bounce. I’m tying to consider this from the perspective of an Aberdeen fan, or a St. Mirren fan: the point would still be “oh well hey, they have much bigger budgets, but that’s still hard to do”. No? Or…? What, then?
With that in mind, why are folk compelled to reply to Lincoln Red Imps’ tweets with animated GIFs of Scott Arfield? It’s totally bizarre behaviour. Rangers weren’t even in the final yesterday.
It’s hard to know why some Rangers supporters do the things they do. There was the ‘Welcome to the Party’ thing (Scottish Sun), and the bizarre Little Mix beef a few years back (BBC). Now they’re gloating about… Gibraltan football?
It’s strange, strange stuff. If you’re a Rangers fan, you’ve got a substantial lead in the league. Why are you tweeting Lincoln Red Imps? Genuinely check the nick of some of these desperate replies. We’ve well and truly broken them:
Well done lads. None gifted to you over zoom or by dodgy offsides either. A proper team who won it on the park. I remember that famous 06/07 victory so well. Never thought that would be topped then you did again the very next year. I knew I’d witnessed something special.
— @deecee1872 (@deecee1872) December 22, 2020
@LincolnRedImps Your trebles have no Sporting Integrity. They were only won by playing football on the pitch unlike Celtic’s glorious achievement of corrupt votes, calling incomplete leagues, and playing a cup final in a different season with different squads.
— Calum (@cw1873) December 22, 2020
Congratulations Lincoln Ted Imps. Imaging another club lying and falsely claiming such a record as their own when they have made it up.
— Graham Doolan (@GrahamDoolan1) December 22, 2020
I’m going to dedicate a wee corner of my man cave to @LincolnRedImps, just for this tweet! Work starts in the new year, will send pics! Absolute legends👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Mexster🇬🇧🏴 (@Mexster3) December 22, 2020
And won fair and square too, unlike Asterisk FC and their tainted titles!
— Scott (@SDF1872) December 22, 2020
And all won on the field of play, no dodgy corrupt governing body helping you guys out. Just as it should be… take a bow 👏👏👏👏👏
— Sammy Mandarin-Ross 🏴🇬🇧 (@SamRoss1872) December 22, 2020