By Doug Ward

17th Nov, 2021 | 1:51pm

Celtic director apologises over Rangers comment in Walter Smith obituary

Celtic director Brian Wilson has apologised after saying Rangers were demoted in 2012 his obituary for Walter Smith last month.

Writing for the Guardian, Wilson said that the Gers had been “punished with demotion” after entering administration. The text has since been altered but the tweet below shows the original copy that caused uproar among Celtic fans.

On Wednesday, Celtic held their AGM for 2021 and Wilson was bizarrely asked about what he said in Smith’s obituary.

As quoted by the Daily Record, Wilson apologised for his factual comment about Rangers and added he is “very aware he got it wrong”.

Obsessive, sad and downright weird

Seriously, what kind of behaviour is this?

Wilson paid a tribute to Smith on the Guardian website last month after the Rangers legend died. He didn’t have to do that but we applaud the Celtic director for coming out and saying what he did about the former Gers manager.

Yet some Celtic fans have made it all about them and their rivalry with the Gers, essentially telling their director that he needs to buy into the myth that Rangers do not exist anymore.

Even more weirdly, it was brought up at Celtic’s AGM – a meeting that’s meant to be about their club.

Looking back at what was discussed throughout the AGM, it really is incredible how that club functions.

Rangers were referred to as a “zombie club” at one point in the AGM. Remember, this is Celtic’s meeting for their board and their fans.

We really don’t know how to react to something so remarkably weird and completely obsessive.

No wonder they bottled Terry Munro.

In other Rangers news, this Ibrox-linked midfielder is a realistic target for January as Giovanni van Bronckhorst gave him his senior debut.