Vladimir Weiss makes Twitter joke about Celtic during Champions League draw

By Alex Stevens

Vladimir Weiss mocked Celtic for not being one of the clubs in the draws for the Champions League and Europa League knockout stages.

The former Rangers winger, 27, took to Twitter during Monday’s draw for the two European club competitions to ask who Celtic were playing in the Champions League.

The question, posed on Weiss’ personal Twitter account, was clearly tongue-in-cheek given that Celtic were eliminated at the group stage last week after finishing bottom of a difficult group that also included Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Mochengladbach.

Celtic failed to secure a win from their six matches in the competition although they overcame an opening-day 7-0 defeat to Barcelona on September 13 to clinch notable draws against Pep Guardiola’s City.

Weiss, who is now playing for Qatar side Al-Gharafa, spent just a season at Rangers in 2010 but is fondly remembered by supporters for his performances on the left wing.

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The Slovakia international, who has earned 58 caps for his country, scored five goals and supplied 15 assists in 35 Rangers appearances while on loan from Bolton.

He made his comments on Twitter as Celtic continue to dominate the Scottish Premiership, winning 13 of their 14 fixtures in the competition this season to open up an eight-point gap over second-placed Rangers with three matches in hand on their great rivals.

In other Rangers news, Mark Warburton is in a transfer riddle as he may be forced to sell a key player in January to fund signings in the window.