Rangers icon Paul Gascoigne has made a tongue-in-cheek dig at Celtic fans ahead of Sunday’s Old Firm derby at Ibrox, thanking the Hoops supporters for paying to watch him play.
‘Gazza’ graced Ibrox between 1995 and 1998 and was always one to stand out in the all-Glasgow affairs, be it with his sublime skill or controversial antics.
The former England international took to his personal Twitter account on Sunday to wish look to Rangers ahead of what is bound to be their biggest game of the season so far, while also having a bit of a dig at Celtic.
“I’ve always said I’ve nothing against the Celtic fans, I was only doing my job. Appreciate them for paying to watch me play. Good luck Gers, it’s a big game. Every game for the Gers is huge,” he said.
I hope2see this again,1966 has been a long time,oops sorry about the background picture,I’ve always said I’ve nothing against the Celtic fan’s I was only doing my job,appreciate them for paying 2watch me play ????????????,good luck GERS,it’s a big game,every game 4 the GERS IS HUGE ????x pic.twitter.com/F6BoixmocG
— Paul Gascoigne (@Paul_Gascoigne8) March 11, 2018
Gazza won two Scottish Premiership titles during his time with the Light Blues. He also won the domestic treble in 1996 during what was one of the golden eras of the Gers’ history.
Football Insider verdict
Gascoigne was no doubt one of the finest players to ever grace Scottish football. His technical ability is something that has not been matched since at Ibrox and it seems that he still is trying to have a cheeky pop at Celtic fans even though he left Govan 20 years ago. The Gers have a really big chance to show the Hoops that they mean business on Sunday. The gap is as narrow as it has been since the Light Blues’ financial meltdown and a win could seriously heap pressure on Brendan Rodgers’ side in the fight for the title.