Ray Winstone delivers no-holds-barred verdict on flashpoint in Celtic demolition of Rangers
By Danny Wright
Hollywood action Ray Winstone loved Jozo Simunovic’s aggressive challenge on Kenny Miller as Celtic thrashed Rangers 5-1 last week.
The 22-year-old poleaxed the veteran Gers striker in the first half of the Hoops’ demolition job at Ibrox and referee John Beaton also seemed to have no issue with the tackle.
Winstone, speaking on Soccer AM on Saturday morning, believes that there was nothing wrong with the full-blooded challenge, which proved to be a flash-point in the tie, despite Miller claiming after the game that he could have suffered a serious injury.
“I can’t see anything wrong with that tackle,” said the King Arthur and Sweeney actor.
“He gets the ball and that [he gets the player as well] is the good thing about it – that’s what you’re supposed to do.”
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Celtic recorded their biggest ever win at Ibrox last Saturday as five different players found the net in what was the final Old Firm derby of the campaign.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have emerged victorious in all but one of the all-Glasgow affairs as the Light Blues returned to the top-flight following their drop to Scotland’s lowest tier of professional football.
The Bhoys had booked their place in the Scottish Cup final a week prior to their Ibrox victory with a 2-0 win against Rangers at Hampden Park.
Rodgers and his side face Aberdeen in the final and will be hoping to secure a domestic treble after already winning the Scottish Premiership and League Cup titles.
In other Celtic news, the Bhoys are lining up a £1.5million bid for this midfielder.