Rangers could only manage to secure a third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership after a 5-5 draw with Hibernian at Easter Road wasn’t enough to overtake Aberdeen, who beat Celtic 1-0 at Celtic Park – and Gers fans bizarrely think Celtic lay down because of their hatred of their bitter rivals.
The defeat at home to Aberdeen was the first time Brendan Rodgers has suffered a domestic defeat at home and Celtic’s first domestic home defeat since 2015.
Gers fans questioned the “sporting integrity” of the result – a decade after Celtic cited the same reason to oppose an extension to the league campaign to help the Gers prepare for a UEFA Cup final.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Celtic lying down to Aberdeen is an example of how they will never be out our shadow, they hate us more than they love their own club.
— Wills (@wills1872) May 13, 2018
Sporting Integrity 🤨😂😂😂 https://t.co/a1FkW8yh8S
— Dougie (@54Beats44) May 13, 2018
Sporting integrity is alive and well in Scotland Celtic 0- Aberdeen 1 🤷🏻♂️
— peter kelman 🇬🇧 (@aberlourbear) May 13, 2018
Weren't Celtic two seasons unbeaten at home? 1-0 down and they were passing the ball backwards. Sporting integrity indeed.
— Chris Scott (@christtocs) May 13, 2018
Aberdeen beat celtic at parkhead, who never saw that one coming?
— Captain Spaulding (@capt_spald1ng) May 13, 2018
Celtic giving up a 2 year unbeaten home record just to potentially stop Rangers getting 2nd says everything about that clubs mentality. Always about what Rangers do. Roll on next season
— Mr Mike Macleod (@MikeFMacleod77) May 13, 2018
Andy Considine scored the only goal of the game for Aberdeen in the surprise win over the champions.
Finishing third means the Gers will take part in next season’s Europa League under new manager Steven Gerrard and their campaign will get underway on July 12th.
After only managing a draw against Hibs at Easter Road, the Light Blues needed Aberdeen to lose at Celtic Park for them to overtake Derek McInnes’ side and snatch second.
Celtic have only managed to win two of their last five games as they have staggered over the finishing line.