An Ibrox fan site last night gleefully mocked the records of both Aberdeen and Celtic in Europe this season, as their team is left needing a win against a Cypriot team at Ibrox in order to qualify for the Knockout Stages of the Europa League.
These swaggering conquerors think they have licence to criticise other clubs because they have a good chance of getting out of a pathetically weak European group.
These people have absolutely no sense of self-awareness at all. If they did they would not dare gloat or point, sniggering, at the rest of us.
Their own last foray into the Champions League Groups ended with the worst record in the history of the competition; we’ve already beaten their astonishing record of zero points, picked up only last season.
More than that though, they are responsible for the two of the most pitiful performances, in Europe, of any of our sides in this competition so far.
They were annihilated 5-1 in Holland by PSV, and that could have been much, much heavier a defeat. And in their current group they lost to Aris Limassol in the most spectacular unravelling of a Scottish team in Europe in decades.
Aris Limassol play their football in Cyprus. They are in Europe this season courtesy of the first league title in their entire history.
This is only their second time ever in continental competition. There are few precedents, even in Scottish football, for such a disastrous result.
Our own defeat the hands of the Lincoln Red Imps is one of the few to compare with it, although a much better comparison is the result Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg secured against the Ibrox club during the laugh-a-minute tenure of Pedro Caixinha.
The club which has suffered easily the most humiliating reversal of all the Scottish clubs in Europe this season has no damned right to lecture any the rest of us, and especially not whilst that Champions League Group Stage record from last season, and the hammering at the hands of PSV in this one is still fresh in the collective memory.
Let me offer some context for what happened to us in Spain; the team we held 2-2 at home and could have beaten had, according to Forbes, a combined valuation of $1.5 billion. Their match-day income in the 2021-22 season, the last we have data for, was $445 million … that’s more than four times what Celtic will earn from the current campaign.
And we would certainly not have lost so heavily without the early sending off and the concession of that goal just before half time.
I’m not saying we were brilliant, but this lot have some brass neck to criticise Celtic whilst boasting such an horrific European record. Even their much vaunted “run” to the Europa League Final two years was built on the back of a mere seven wins in twenty-one games, a stat which I will repeat until the end of time.
I am already tired of these Peepul having a go at the rest of us.
The result of the night, in Europe, was Aberdeen getting something from PAOK who they had on the ropes at Pittodrie.
This is the team that blew Hearts out as if they were nothing, and so that’s a superb point from Barry Robson’s team, who haven’t been in Europe in ages … instead of giving them the credit they deserve the Ibrox fans are gloating about them being out of Europe and how they are carrying the flag.
They are the only club in Scotland’s whose entire support are spiteful haters of the rest of the game. It is pathetic. It is disgusting.
And it is idiotic coming from a club which isn’t that far removed from its own humiliating continental defeats.