Everyone has opinions. Opinions are what being a pundit is all about, and most Celtic fans can respect the opinions of those pundits who are erudite and intelligent. There are a handful of them.
For the rest, we respect those people who give their views honestly and unbiasedly.
Even when we disagree with them, we can appreciate their point of view.
Because we know that it is given fairly and without prejudice.
We know that it is given if not with good intentions then certainly without negative ones.
The same cannot be said about opinions which originate from the professional Celtic haters, of whom Alex Rae is a major one.
That’s what this guy is.
Let’s be clear; they can call themselves whatever they want, but people like this are not “pundits” or “journalists” or anything else that falls within that rubric. They are trolls.
He, Boyd and a handful of others exist in the media for a twin purpose; to promote the causes of Ibrox and to denigrate Celtic as much as they can, and any opinion they express should be viewed in that light.
Rae’s latest attack on the manager and his style of play isn’t markedly different from some of the criticisms which have been offered on Celtic sites, except in that the tone of it is spiteful and the intent is unfriendly.
That’s the issue, that’s the central truth of it.
All this guy is doing is poking holes.
He would invent them if they didn’t exist because he never has a good thing to say about our club.
He has never given one iota of scrutiny to events at Ibrox, and has spent the last few weeks promoting the false narrative that everything over there is okay. So of course he criticises the Celtic manager, the Celtic squad and our approach.
His comments are junk.
Not because they make no sense or that we would disagree with every word, but because his views are not wanted, his “opinions” are laced with malice and bias and therefore cannot be trusted, or respected, and should not be debated any further than we could throw Derek Johnstone.
The professional Celtic haters have nothing to say that we want to hear.