I wrote earlier about the Celtic fans that this club badly needs to weed out of the support. But Ibrox as usual reacts with a sense of grievance and victimhood and batshit craziness all out of proportion and reeking of the hypocrisy of a club that thinks it is entitled to all the basic courtesies that it never extends to the rest of the world.
How dare that club, that club whose modern foundations were built on hate crime, and whose predecessor was steeped in it, throw that accusation at our fans?
More and more that club sounds and acts like a Trumpian lunatic locked in a divergent reality … right now they sound like Sergei Lavrov, telling the world that the West is the aggressor whilst his country rains missiles down on innocent people. They can convince themselves of their own bullshit, but the rest of us smell it and know exactly what it is.
Celtic’s response slapped them without even directly addressing their ridiculous statement. That handful of our own support which behaved abysmally today deserves everything that’s coming to them, but I will not have that club play the victim card when its fans were happy to return fire and more. They are the club that has pointedly failed to make a public apology to Celtic over the scandal of Ibrox; how dare they moralise to us in light of that?
Our club will continue to conduct itself in a professional and disciplined manner. Their club will continue to act like pathological lunatics. Their statement tonight is absolute moon-howling. They might as well have accused of us ethnic cleansing and being run by Nazis whilst they were at it, that’s how bug-eyed it was and is.
They always were a bit crazy, a bit mental, a bit out-there, but since they hired the Unionist they have gone increasingly beyond what would have once been limits even for them. If you thought the Jim Traynor years were a time of PR lunacy, well they were nothing compared to the period we’re living in today where this kind of madness is the norm.
Of course, part of this is pure deflection. Their board is just as prone to delusion as their most rabid fan and they thought they could come to Celtic Park today, win and still push us to the last day for this title. Whatever else might be said about our performance today, they failed in the only job that mattered. They needed to win and didn’t.
And so of course there was going to be something. I think a section of our fan-base, the one that will never be mistaken for the Brains Trust, made it easy to do that deflecting but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the manner in which they’ve put that statement out reeks of such tactics. It is an appalling statement from a club which is lost up its own arse.