Roy Keane has brought a bit of defiance and humour to a dark day for Celtic, refusing to congratulate Rangers on their title win and insisting that the Bhoys will be back.

There’s no getting around it, this is a rubbish weekend to be a Celtic supporter.

It’s been a long time since we’ve suffered a title defeat, but it doesn’t sting any less. The capitulation this term has been unacceptable. Losing the league before we’re out of the first week of March is frankly ridiculous.

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But the fightback starts now. It has to. There are only a few months until European qualifiers and we can’t afford a slow start in next season’s Scottish Premiership either.

No-one typified that spirit more than Roy Keane today, speaking live on Sky Sports.

Asked by the presenter if he had any words of celebration for Rangers, the former Celtic midfielder said: “For Rangers? No. Listen, it’s been a tough year for Celtic but they’ll bounce back next season like all great clubs do.”

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Leaving the Sky studio in stitches, Keane struck the right note for many Celtic supporters!

Give them nothing. That’s what this rivalry is all about and anyone thinking any different is deluding themselves.

Celtic’s focus from tomorrow morning onwards should be entirely on building for next season and ensuring we’re in a position to compete much more ferociously at home and abroad.

Elsewhere on 67 Hail Hail, this weekend will be a painful part of Peter Lawwell’s Celtic legacy.

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