By Will Butcher
Rio Ferdinand has described Wednesday night’s enthralling Champions League game between Manchester City and Celtic as the “perfect antidote.”
The former Manchester United defender believes the 3-3 draw played out in front of almost 58,000 at Celtic Park was the beautiful side of the game, as the Telegraph’s undercover investigation continues to unravel football’s dark side.
Ferdinand posted the message on his personal Twitter account, after QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Leeds owner Massimo Cellino and Barnsley’s assistant manager Tommy Wright were all named in the investigation into corruption on Wednesday night.
The game last night was the perfect antidote to the goings on in English football. Its why we all love it…an exciting game of football!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 29, 2016
The investigation has also seen Sam Allardyce axed as England manager for attempting to earn £400,000 on top of his £3million-a-year wages as well as explaining ways of circumventing rules on player transfers.
But Ferdinand, who currently works for BT Sport as part of their Champions League programme, chose to focus on matters on the pitch.
The enthralling Group C tie was an end-to-end classic, as a Moussa Dembele inspired Celtic defied odds to take the lead three times before being pegged back by Pep Guardiola’s City.
Brendan Rodgers’ now sit just three points away from a qualifying spot in the Champions League group, as they prepare to host German giants Gladbach in three weeks’ time.
In other Celtic news, fans have reacted to Scott Sinclair’s performance against his old side.