Former English Premier League striker Stan Collymore has added his tuppence worth into one of the bigger Scottish football stories during a largely dull international break.
The images of a man wearing a Celtic shirt while inside Ibrox, and vice-versa, circulated around social media last week. Following some initial confusion, it was revealed that the man in question was Ninh Ly – a YouTuber from down south.
This is all for YouTube and gets the reaction of both clubs wearing rival jerseys. pic.twitter.com/ov2LBWNLZp
— Celtic YNWA (@Celtic__YNWA) November 15, 2019
He cleared up the issue on Monday by posting a video and explaining his actions on the day. He was simply trying to see what the reaction would be at both clubs and online once the story got out.
Collymore gets involved in the debate
One key discovery from the video was how differently both clubs treated a man in their rivals’ shirt. At Ibrox, Ly was warned about doing the tour while wearing Celtic colours, and treated not particularly well on the whole.
At Celtic Park, meanwhile, he received a much calmer reaction and even a round of applause during the tour of the stadium.
The difference in reaction says a lot about both clubs and their supporters, and it was a message that 62 goal Premier League hero Collymore was happy to pass on.
The 48-year-old, who’s widely understood to be a Celtic fan, pointed out the key differences between both Glasgow clubs by posting a shortened version of the full video on Twitter.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) November 18, 2019
The post went viral and has over 3,000 likes at the time of writing. Many Celtic fans were also keen to hammer home the key difference between both clubs in the replies under the tweet.
One club has class, the best atmosphere in Europe, is respected the world over, is open to all class and creeds and never ever died. The other is rangers.
— Misé (@Candystripe180) November 18, 2019
One club for all 🍀 pic.twitter.com/9h19R2swhR
— B🏆O🏆L🏆I🏆N🏆G🏆O🏆L🏆I (@themoon787) November 18, 2019
Says it all about the difference in class 👍
— Paul Kennedy7 (@drummybhoy7) November 18, 2019
Just watched it there. Guy on the celtic tour was excellent made the boy feel welcome and had a laugh with him even although he had the shirt who ever he was deserves a pay rise 👍🏻💚 class
— TW1888☘ (@UKWrestling123) November 18, 2019