Frank McAvennie's latest attack on Celtic man is too absurd to ignore this time

By John McGinley

December 29, 2021

Who needs enemies when you have friends like this? That’s what I’m asking myself having read the absurd comments of Frank McAvennie regarding Celtic defender Anthony Ralston today.

Now, I prefer to ignore negative punditry of a Celtic persuasion, especially if there’s nothing constructive about it at all.

Unless there’s a laugh to be had out of Kris Boyd, or we’re in a position to take it apart, then we generally don’t cover it on 67 Hail Hail, or have done so less and less over the last 18 months as an editorial decision.

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Our work with former players such as Jackie McNamara and Scott McDonald has been strictly based around honest reflections on the state of the team and club, in the context of a wider conversation on YouTube, not shock jock punditry.

We didn’t stumble into that format, and it’s not a quick path to profit, it’s by design because it best serves our audience. The way we see it anyway! Nobody’s perfect!

To see McAvennie take apart Anthony Ralston today is just frustrating though. So absurd that you just have to think where he is coming from at all.

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He told Football Insider as part of a wider tirade: “Oh my God, he was hopeless. He looked bit-part. Honestly, he was playing like he had just come off a building site.”

This is just disrespectful and has to be challenged.

Ralston hasn’t had a perfect game every week this season, and like many others didn’t perform to his highest standards in the draw against St Mirren, which is the game McAvennie is talking about.

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However, the progress the full-back has made this year is remarkable and he deserves nothing but plaudits, frankly.

Do you get former Rangers players destroying their team in the media? That’s a genuine question. It seems to be unique to us and hopefully others take the message we’d all rather it stopped quite quickly.

Let’s keep things civil, eh? Because you’re not coming out of this one looking good Frank. And Celtic deserve better from your media platform than this.

In other news, Derek McInnes makes Celtic admission.