By Danny Wright

18th Apr, 2018 | 7:30am

'They died' - Stan Collymore takes brutal swipe at Rangers after loss v Celtic

Former England international Stan Collymore has taken a brutal swipe at Rangers, claiming that the Glasgow club died in 2012 when they were liquidated and sent to the bottom tier of Scottish football.

Collymore makes no secret of his affinity towards Celtic and took the Hoops’ 4-0 Old Firm win against Graeme Murty’s side on Sunday as a chance to rub salt in the wounds.

When asked if he could show the last time that Rangers beat Celtic, the former Liverpool and Aston Villa attacker claimed that there are no records left of the old club.

“I can’t pal, sorry. They died, so all records are with the procurator fiscal. Nothing I can do,” he said on his personal Twitter account.

Collymore has recently admitted that he wished he had played for Celtic in his playing career, having told his former Leicester manager Martin O’Neill that he should have taken him to Parkhead.

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Collymore looks like he has impressed a lot of Celtic fans with what he has said on Twitter in a debate about Rangers that is sure to stand the test of time. In reality, the Hoops really need their bitter rivals to improve because at the moment they have no one to push them in domestic football and that could be what is hindering them in Europe. If Celtic tested more often on home turf and not playing against players that are well below their level of talent, then maybe they would not be rolling over and having their bellies tickled by Europe’s elite. The two Glasgow giants need each other a lot more than they admit.

In other Rangers news, Mark Allen must hijack this bid to sign a goal machine who is known as by Gers fans as the ‘Scottish Messi’.

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