Celtic fans on social media have reacted with anger to the remarks made by Scotland boss Alex McLeish that ‘Scottish football needs a strong Rangers’.
McLeish made the statement on Sky Sports following Celtic’s 5-0 demolition of the Ibrox side, which won the Hoops their seven consecutive league title.
Hoops fans are suitably disgusted by McLeish’s comments, with one fan claiming that Scottish football would improve dramatically if McLeish resigned from the Scotland job.
Some fans have also spoken about McLeish’s uses of ‘EBTs’ giving the Gers an unfair advantage when he managed the Ibrox side, whilst others have questioned why it only seems to be former Gers employees who want to see a srong Rangers side in Scottish football.
Here are some of the best reactions from Hoops fans on Twitter to McLeish’s comments:
What a load of rubbish, Scottish football is more than just "Rangers" or Celtic for that matter, we need a strong Hibs, Aberdeen, Hearts, Motherwell etc,.
— Karl Dyer (@karl_dyer) April 30, 2018
Scottish Football would improve immediately if EBT McLeish resigned today. ????
— James B (@JBr1977) April 30, 2018
The irony is clearly lost on Alex. He said there isn't a level playing field, at the moment.
From the man that benefited greatly from the misuse of EBTs.
— Barry Layden (@MetalliCelticA) April 30, 2018
Scottish football is currently doing well and attendances are up, the race for 2nd spot between 3 teams shows it is more competitive and the Hibs v Killie game at the weekend was arguably the game of the season. Rangers can't get any worse but we certainly don't need them.
— Derek Crawford (@deeko1978) April 30, 2018
oh the old 'we need a strong Rangers line' from guess who an ex-rangers employee…
— John Gallacher (@fatweegee) April 30, 2018
Rangers killed the game with their cheating ways, the Scottish game is improving with evidence based on hibs, Motherwell, Kilmarnock to name a few.
— Joe Schiavone???? (@joeeeschiavone) April 30, 2018
Not a mention of Scoiish football having to get stronger when Rangers were winning 9 in a row #ironic.
— Rod Keegan (@RodKeegan2) April 30, 2018
It will be interesting to see what Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers makes of the comments when he speaks to McLeish about the prospect of taking Hoops players on Scotland’s end of season tour of South America.
No doubt Hoops fans will demand even more so now that Rodgers ensures that no Hoops players go on the tour and that they get enough rest and pre-season training before the Champions League qualifiers begin in July.
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