By Laura O'Leary

23rd Nov, 2017 | 12:43pm

'Open top bus ride' – Cascarino delivers verdict on Celtic 7-1 hammering

Tony Cascarino has come to the Hoops defence, in a roundabout way, after their 7-1 defeat to Paris St-Germain.

Cascarino responded to Jim White’s comment on talkSPORT (Thursday 10:38) that the Bhoys had been “found out” after such a heavy defeat.

Cascarino appeared to be about to add further fuel to the fire saying they weren’t “found out” as everyone knows that they’re not on the “same level”.

He also joked that the the Hoops would have had an “open top bus ride” if they got out of the group stage – but went on to acknowledge that it would have been a huge achievement.

“Why should we expect them to try and compete with the wage bills and the transfer fees?” Cascarino asked. “They cannot, it’s an absolutely different level,” he added.

Celtic still have one game to go in their Champions League group and it looks like they will get the consolation prize of a spot in the Europa League.

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They’re currently three points ahead of Anderlecht in fourth with a superior goal difference of -12 to -16. It means Anderlecht would have to put almost as many goals as PSG past them to overtake them in the final game.

Cascarino had previously angered Celtic fans by slating Celtic’s 63 domestic game unbeaten run, equating it to Manchester City winning League One.

In other Celtic news, supporters took to twitter to praise Olivier Ntcham after the game

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