Supporters in stitches as Gerrard flees from Ange's Celtic

By Euan Davidson

November 11, 2021

Well, there’s Gerrard away, and Celtic fans are revelling in making light of the drama at Ibrox.

We can’t help but be reminded of a quote from 2019 that’s re-emerged this week.

After Brendan Rodgers left, Steven Gerrard said he wouldn’t leave his club for the Premier League halfway through a season.

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At the time, he mused [Daily Record]:

“I don’t look at the Premier League, I don’t wish I was in the Premier League, I am very happy here.

“Rangers is massive, Rangers is huge and that’s the reason why I decided to take this opportunity up. I really appreciate where I sit right now and the job I have here. This is a huge job.

“It seems [the lure of the Premier League has been a big factor] otherwise he would have declined the opportunity to talk to Leicester.”

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We took our medicine when that happened. It was gutting. Rodgers had taken Celtic to an Invincible Treble. He was on the cusp of making it three Trebles in a row. The Bhoys eventually got a fourth. It was an incredible era, with Celtic running Glasgow and Scottish Football.

Gerrard leaves Rangers having won one title out a possible 9 trophies. The lure of the Premier League came calling though.

So, maybe then, Celtic fans would have sympathy for their Govan counterparts, given that we’ve been through something similar, albeit something much more understandable and warranted?

No. Not even a wee bit.

Instead, big Ange Postecoglou is being praised for making Gerrard terrified. Chris Sutton is sticking the boot in. An apology is being demanded for Emma Dodds.

It’s all happening.

Celtic fans have fun with Gerrard news

Obviously, it’s been a riot on Celtic Twitter today.

Here are some of the best bits from a wild day online:

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