Spanish club Real Zaragoza have made an embarrassing Twitter gaffe by mistaking Scottish champions Celtic with Old Firm rivals Rangers as they tried to mark 51 years since losing to the Glasgow giants in the European Cup Winner’s Cup on a coin toss.
The Segunda Division side drew 2-2 on aggregate with the Gers before a coin toss was used to settle the result of the quarter-final tie before the Ibrox side would go on and reach the final.
Zaragoza’s official Twitter account marked the occasion with a ‘throwback’ to the Cup Winners’ Cup clash but instead of tagging the Ibrox giants in their tweet they put the Gers bitter rivals.
2-0 en la ida y 2-0 en La Romareda. pic.twitter.com/fov1zolm0k
— Real Zaragoza (@RealZaragoza) March 22, 2018
The Ibrox side would eventually lose to Bayern Munich in that year’s Cup Winner’s Cup final before finally getting their hands on the trophy five years later.
The Hoops would quickly correct Zaragoza’s mistake on their own official Twitter account and pointed out that they were “still celebrating our European Cup Quarter-Final win against FK Vojvodina” as they headed towards success in the European Cup.
🤷♂️ Sorry, wasn’t us.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) March 22, 2018
Zaragoza would also later go on to lift the Cup Winners Cup when they beat Arsenal in the 1994/95 final thanks to a spectacular last-minute goal from midfielder Nayim with an effort from 40 yards which left Gunners keeper David Seaman floundering.
Football Insider verdict:
What a daft mistake to have made although it shows just haw far the game has developed over the last 50 years that we’ve gone from deciding European ties by the toss of a coin to having technological advances such as goal-line technology and VAR. Fair play to Celtic’s social media guys for making a joke out of Zaragoza’s error and, unsurprisingly, shoe-horning a reference to their European Cup win later that year.
In other Rangers news, Russell Martin is now fit again after suffering an injury