It has been amusing to watch the fall-out from Celtic’s derby win over Rangers on Sunday.
It was a wonderful afternoon for the Hoops as we blew away the cobwebs and all felt euphoric again under the leadership of Brendan Rodgers. It had been a few years.
What makes these derby wins so special is that, alongside the joy of Celtic winning, we also piled more misery on to those of a Rangers persuasion. For evidence of that, hear the thousands of boos when Don Robertson’s full-time whistle sounded.
That fall-out across the city has extended to social media this week and it has been wonderful to see. Unable to simply keep their heads down after another chastening derby defeat, a few Ibrox personnel have made headlines.
Kemar Roofe had to delete his Instagram post after he was called out by Rangers supporters (Scottish Sun). The post in question: an image of him netting a disallowed goal in the 1-0 defeat. You couldn’t make it up.
Then on Wednesday, clearly feeling left out, Todd Cantwell had his say. Posting on his Instagram Stories, the Englishman wrote: “We need actions not words, however, silence can seem cowardly in these times,” before calling for unity at the club.
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Again the online action has made waves, with the BBC among the outlets to report on it.
Meanwhile, the reaction from Sunday’s winning team has been much more low-key. Sure, a number of our players have posted about the game. But none of it has been controversial.
Take Joe Hart for example. “Big game, big performance by all,” was his contribution online in the hours after full-time. (joehartofficial on Instagram)
“What it means,” was all match-winner Kyogo Furuhashi had to say. (kyogo_furuhashi on Instagram)
So once again our rivals seem to be struggling to say nothing. Meanwhile, the league leaders march on and continue to do their talking on the pitch.