'That is more important' - Rod Stewart aims dig at Rangers after defeat to Celtic
Celtic-mad singer Rod Stewart has taken his time to aim a dig at Rangers over his side’s Old Firm win at the weekend.
Brendan Rodgers’ side came from behind twice to win 3-2 at Ibrox, despite being reduced to 10 men in the second-half.
Stewart, 73, has never shied away from showing his support to the Bhoys and in an interview with ITV Racing at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday he could not resist reminding Rangers fans of how they lost against a team with fewer players on Sunday.
When asked about his choice of clothing, Stewart was quoted by the Daily Record as saying: “That is more important (pointing to the badge). My Celtic beat Rangers 3-2, with 10 men, come on the Celts.”
The Hoops moved nine points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table by beating Graeme Murty’s side on Sunday.
Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias put the Gers ahead twice but goals by Tom Rogic and Moussa Dembele kept the champions level at the break.
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Despite Jozo Simunovic’s red card for an elbow on Alfredo Morelos, Odsonne Edouard struck a beautiful winner to all-but seal the league title.
Football Insider verdict
Stewart is clearly still on a high after seeing Celtic win the Old Firm derby at the weekend and no one can really blame him. It was a great game and pretty much ends any talk of Rangers’ pipping the Hoop to the Scottish Premiership title. It will be very interesting to see how Murty and his men respond for the rest of the season, not least because of an upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final showdown between the two at Hampden. Murty will know that he can vastly improve his chances of getting the Ibrox job on the long-term with a win while Rodgers knows that anything but victory inside 90 minutes is an underachievement.