By Jason Jones

24th Dec, 2019 | 8:07am

Celtic fan Billy Connolly aims cheeky jibe at Rangers

Celtic fanatic Billy Connolly has aimed a cheeky, if slightly unexpected, dig at Rangers.

The legendary comedian is an avid fan of the Hoops, and has not wasted an opportunity to make a light-hearted jibe against his Ibrox rivals.

The funnyman penned a letter to struggling Berwick Rangers, who are currently languishing down in the lowland league after being relegated from League Two last season.

In it, Connolly made reference to the Wee Gers’ famous Scottish Cup win over us back in 1967 – a 1-0 upset that is still central to the club’s history.

As per the Scottish Sun, he wrote: “I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for you, ever since you beat the Gers in the Scottish Cup.”

This is the kind of rivalry you like to see though.

A bit of gentle ribbing, some well-meaning banter, but ultimately, all made in good faith.

It might have been 53 years ago, but clearly these things will never go away, and if the boot was on the other foot then you can bet your bottom dollar that the Gers would be reminding Celtic of a day in their history that they’d rather forget.

Come the 29th, however, if we can go to Parkhead and take all three points,  then you can bet that Connolly won’t be as vocal or cheeky in his criticisms of the Bears.

It’s not melodramatic to suggest that match could define both sides’ seasons.

Our current game in hand does kind of skew things a little, but even taking that into consideration, a win would undoubtedly hand the initiative to Steven Gerrard’s men in the title race.

The alternative is an eight point gap going into the new year, and were that to happen then most fans would surely be fearing the worst.

In other news, Rangers ace went against Gerrard advice on summer loan exit.