Rangers’ 4-1 destruction of Celtic was an awful way for Scott Brown’s last Old Firm game to end.
That’s according to former Leeds United and Aberdeen striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Celtic’s most recent loss to Rangers.
The Gers put four past Celtic on Sunday as goals from Alfredo Morelos, Jermain Defoe and a Kemar Roofe brace rendered Odsonne Edouard’s goal meaningless.
It was Brown’s last Old Firm clash as he is set to join Aberdeen as a player/coach next season.
He was replaced by Ismaila Soro in the second half and he could only look on as his side fell to a fourth Old Firm loss of the season.
Whelan claims Brown and Celtic were ‘destroyed’ and the game highlighted the need for new players at Parkhead.
“It’s not a great way to go out,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“Especially from a club where he will be remembered as a legend. To be destroyed like that, by your neighbours.
“That’s a real sour point for ending the season. It just reiterates the changes they need at that football club.
“If you need to highlight that you need new players, that was the game. No one turned up, no one rose to the occasion.
“They just surrendered. That’s the really sad point because I can’t remember many Old Firm games where it’s been that one-sided.”
The result leaves Celtic 23 points behind Rangers with just two games left to play this season.
The club are braced for a summer of change with a new manager still yet to be appointed following Neil Lennon’s resignation.