By Mike Slater

14th Mar, 2021 | 5:30pm

Davie Provan urges Celtic to ditch Guard of Honour for Rangers clash

Davie Provan has urged Celtic to ditch the traditional guard of honour ahead of the Old Firm clash with Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

The Bears sealed the Scottish Premiership title last weekend after the Hoops failed to beat Dundee United at Tannadice.

Rangers have motored to 55, and the guard of honour has been something lapped up by Celtic in recent years, so it is interesting to see the tables turn.

Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Provan has claimed that he would never have been involved in such a similar tradition should it have happened during his time.

“Rangers never won the league during my time at Celtic, but if they had you wouldn’t have found me in a guard of honour for them,” he said.

“And you can bet Steven Gerrard won’t give a toss if John Kennedy orders his players to blank that nonsense next Sunday.

“Gers fans claiming it’s a tradition might be right, but so was taking a lump of coal into your neighbours’ house at New Year. Clapping opposition on to the pitch puts you one down before a ball is kicked.”

Could Celtic get any worst?

The green side of Glasgow is getting very bitter, and it is simply laughable that every excuse is being used under the sun, not just the acceptance that the Bears are now the dominant force.

Provan is the latest in a long list to take a huge problem with Rangers bringing the title home, we just have to sit back and simply laugh.

Celtic are simply destructing in front of our eyes this season, and this could be seen as the latest embarrassment at Parkhead, given your fierce rivals a guard of honour at your own stadium.

There is nothing we would like more than Scott Brown leading the applause, but if not, we’ll let our football do the talking on the pitch.

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