By Doug Ward

1st Aug, 2021 | 1:16pm

Martin Compston takes swipe at Rangers on Twitter amid Celtic meltdown

Line of Duty star Martin Compston took a swipe at Rangers’ financial meltdown in 2012 in the wake of Celtic’s opening day defeat to Hearts on Saturday.

Ange Postecoglou’s men lost 2-1 at Tynecastle against the newly-promoted team, several hours after the Gers had eased to a 3-0 victory against Livingston at Ibrox.

After the match, Compston took to Twitter and blasted Celtic’s shambolic defence and took aim at the board for their awful leadership of the club.

One Rangers fan mocked Compston by saying Celtic “died in the line of duty already, Steve”.

And that led to the actor saying: “Line of Duty could have another season in it, the death season your thinking about was 2012 mate.”

Find a new joke

Do you know what’s grating about the 2012 ‘death of Rangers’ jokes? It’s just how boring they are and how much we’ve heard it over and over.

Every single Celtic fan and probably every non-Rangers supporting Scot has also taken a dig about it in the last nine years.

Rangers won their 55th title last season and already look as though they should win their 56th based on what happened on the opening day of the Premiership season.

And it absolutely kills them inside to know that.

Their jokes and their weird insults are stuck in time, just like their team had been and that is why they are going backwards at such a rapid pace.

The biggest joke right now in Scottish football is Celtic Football Club. Everything that happens at that club is hilarious.

We genuinely could not have guessed how spectacularly they would crumble once we won our first title since the financial meltdown of 2012.

They cannot handle it at all.

In other Rangers news, Neil McCann was disgusted by one “nasty” incident in the win over Livingston.