BBC Sportsound pundit Tam McManus has stirred up a lot of reaction with some recent comments he made on social media about Celtic fans and new Scotland manager Alex McLeish.
McManus claimed, on his personal Twitter account, that he was fed up with “bitter Celtic fans desperate for McLeish to fail”.
“Mute button on fire tonight. Can’t be arsed with bitter Celtic fans desperate for McLeish to fail. Don’t want to hear it. And I won’t anymore thankfully” the former Hibernian striker said.
McManus seems to have got the idea that Hoops fans want to see McLeish fail because of his time as Rangers manager more than a decade ago and the issue of EBTs.
He is completely wrong in his comments, as it only seems to be a minority of fans who go on – repeatedly – about the financial affairs of a man who managed Rangers more than 10 years ago.
The bigger issue is that McLeish doesn’t seem to be a very good manager, which was shown in his first match in charge of the national team, as Scotland lost 1-0 to Costa Rica.
However, claiming that fans have an ulterior motive for not liking a manager rather than poor results on the park will get more of a reaction, so McManus knows what he is doing.
The sooner the international break ends and domestic football returns the better, then silly disputes like this can be forgotten about – for now anyway.
In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has lined-up three summer signings for the Hoops