Who would have thought that the images of Steven Gerrard striding on the Celtic Park turf, celebrating a Rangers win, would have become so funny, so quickly.
But after an eight point swing in six weeks, that is exactly the situation the Hoops faithful find themselves in.
Neil Lennon’s men are champions in waiting again after extending their lead at the top of the Premiership to a whopping ten points.
We’ve won all six of our league matches since the break, while Rangers have faltered in three – giving us an almighty advantage in the hunt for another championship.
And, given the way Gerrard celebrated at our home on December 29th, it seems only fitting that he and his side have been brought back down to earth so quickly.
And some Celtic fans were keen to point out the change in fortunes, as they took to Twitter following the Ibrox side’s latest setback.
Did Steven Gerrard over celebrate at Celtic Park? Didn’t look like a man who had a title charge in him.. that was Rangers cup final 🤷🏻♂️
— josh stocks (@josh7stocks) February 12, 2020
All I can think about is Gerrard’s reaction at full time at Celtic Park 😬 they better hand the trophy back they won that day 🤫 #CelticFC
— Scott McNally (@scodgemc) February 12, 2020
— Craig Barrass (@craigbarrass1) February 12, 2020
Gerrard surely manager of the year beat celtic at parkhead 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— JBoyle (@JCodyB89) February 12, 2020
Looks like a bit of a silly reaction from when gerrard won the league at celtic park that day🤣 normal order resumed 💚🍀
— marcos (@marcolambert10) February 12, 2020
Remember when Gerrard celebrated like they’d won the league at Celtic park….. how’s that panned out eh Stevie?
— Kris (@kris22902030) February 12, 2020
Is it just me or when gerrard talks he talks like a guy who thinks he has actually won a league title?? When in reality he hasn’t, won plenty cups but not been a league winner…. premature celebrations at parkhead. Don’t let this slip🤷♂️🤦🏻♂️
— thomas kelly (@tamkelly1980) February 12, 2020
Anybody got the video of Gerrard celebrating the league win at parkhead 😂😂😂
— chivs (@CHIVS105) February 12, 2020
Celtic will continue to celebrate trophy wins, unlike Gerrard
In theory, there is nothing wrong with the way the former Liverpool man celebrated his side’s win in Glasgow.
If anything, it highlights the scale of the achievement to beat a team of our standard on our own patch. Gerrard knows that as much as we all do.
Neil Lennon celebrated in similar fashion when we won at Ibrox back in September.
The difference there is that we didn’t get too above our station or think things were going to be easy from there on.
Bar a few results, we kept winning. That’s something that Rangers haven’t been able to do in recent weeks.
Gerrard and co can continue to celebrate derby results as if they’re trophy wins, if they want.
We’ll stick to celebrating actual meaningful successes.