Rival support turn on Giovanni Van Bronckhorst as Celtic loss sets off their implosion

By David Walton

April 3, 2022

The Rangers support have begun to turn on Giovanni van Bronckhorst after a second straight defeat to Celtic all but ended their hopes of retaining the title.

It was never going to be long before the implosion at Ibrox began. Celtic overcoming their rivals 2-1 at Ibrox was always going to set them off. Especially given the fact that the result has all but effectively ended the title race.

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Van Bronckhorst’s side took an early lead through Aaron Ramsey. However, he was tactically schooled by Ange who managed to turn the game around before the break. Rangers barely offered any threat in the second half either, with Celtic seeing it out in comfotable fashion.

The result means that Celtic have managed a 12-point swing in their favour since the winter break. The Rangers boss has now overseen a total collapse domestically, with Europe being a saving grace for him.

It’s starting to very much look as though Rangers could indeed end up trophyless the way the season is going. Celtic will again face them in the Scottish Cup semi-finals in 2 weeks, whilst Braga look hot to take them down after today.

Rangers fans looking for a scapegoat as Celtic show them up at Ibrox

No surprise to see the Rangers supporters immediately look at their manager as the perfect scapegoat. The Dutchman has failed to impress since his arrival, even if he did only come through the Ibrox doors in November.

Rangers 1-2 Celtic | LIVE Reaction

Rangers 1-2 Celtic | LIVE Reaction
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Now it’s quite easy to see why Steven Gerrard couldn’t get back down to England quickly enough this season. There’s a train of thought that he would’ve done better than van Bronckhorst had he stayed. But if that was the case, why was he so keen to leave and jump at the first offer that came his way?

Chances are he could see the decline of his team coming. He knew Celtic were on course to give him a real fright this term. Goodness knows losing the title immediately after winning it would’ve looked brutal on Gerrard’s CV.

Instead, it looks like it’s going to land on van Bronckhorst’s. He hasn’t been able to get the better of the Hoops this term, and their supporters appear to have lost patience already.

Here’s a look at some of their meltdowns on Twitter today:

In other news, Celtic boss explains Matt O’Riley situation after short derby cameo