Rangers and Celtic are never too far away from each other’s throats.
The two clubs are engulfed in one of the most historic and bitter rivalries in world football, and whether it be pundits, players, or fans themselves, it always feels as if we are one wrong comment away from the next full-on bust-up.
With that in mind, the Ibrox faithful are surely going to hate what Michael Stewart has come out with now.
It all started when ex-Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston lashed out at Celtic fans who celebrated the Gers’ demise when they went into liquidation in 2012.
As quoted by FourFourTwo, Johnston, who is still a non-executive director at the club, said: “I always wondered about the mentality of certain Celtic supporters, not by any means most of them, who basically said our club died in February, 2012.”
In response to those comments, Stewart then tweeted: “Can you imagine if another Scottish Club chairman came out said the opposite about Gers fans?
“Rangers as a club play up to the galleries far too often.
“On the pitch I have huge respect for what the manager and his team are doing but off it this sort of stuff doesn’t help anyone.”
Can you imagine if another Scottish Club chairman came out said the opposite about Gers fans! Rangers as a club play up to the galleries far too often. On the pitch I have huge respect for what the manager and his team are doing but off it this sort of stuff doesn’t help anyone https://t.co/xabxCj05bG
— Michael Stewart (@mstewart_23) January 2, 2020
This is, to be blunt, a ridiculous take from Stewart.
Johnston is well within his right to voice his opinion like this when there are rivals attacking the club he loves so dearly.
Is he just meant to sit back and take a loads of Hoops laughing at the most difficult and painful spell in the club’s history? Give your head a shake.
Johnston hasn’t even gone after all Celtic fans here, just the ones who were mindless enough to be so thoughtless about the Gers.
To then take him to task over it like Stewart has here feels more than a little misguided.
In other news, Neil McCann issues verdict on whether Rangers ace will push for exit in January.