What a weird day this has been on Celtic social media.
Even as we wait for Friday and the first words from the manager, some people have pulled the tinfoil hats on.
Charlie Nicholas went full on tonto this morning in The Express, writing an article so rambling and shambling that even Mark Dingwall would have considered it too moronic to defend.
I read Nicholas’ piece several times and I’m still trying to work out what the central point of it was. He thinks the Rodgers decision is good for Celtic but that it makes Rodgers bigger than Celtic and that Dermot Desmond is a bad man and doesn’t care about the club because he never attends games unless there’s a shiny thing being awarded and that our club has gone backwards but that he thinks it was the right move and he’ll be interested to see how It goes.
It’s nothing but a mad rant looking for a point.
I find some of it frankly hilarious, including his snark at Ange Postecoglou for “quitting the club for the bright lights of London.”
Because, of course, Charlie, no-one at Celtic ever did that before, eah?
He has an “issue” with Desmond for going back to Rodgers (presumably forgetting he himself returned to Celtic not once but twice and he took the wages each time), and for his sparse attendance at games.
I wonder when Nicholas last attended Celtic Park when someone wasn’t giving him cash to do it? Has he ever put his hand in his pocket and actually paid for a Celtic game since the 70’s? I find this guy impossible to take seriously.
Rumour has it that Rodgers’ salary is being met by Desmond. There are rumours that he paid Rodgers’ salary before.
Even if that’s not true, Desmond has millions of pounds of his own money tied up in the club, being the largest individual shareholder.
Nicholas spent his career earnings on … err … a media company which went bust.
You read him and you can’t help but understand why.