By Pranav Shahaney

14th May, 2022 | 5:30pm

Celtic title celebrations prove that Rangers live rent-free in their minds

Celtic celebrated their SPFL league title by playing ‘Live It Up’ – a song popularised as the Rangers party anthem.

Instead of enjoying usurping Gers from the summit of Scottish football and cherishing the day, all they could think about was their local rivals.

That’s probably because they knew themselves that Rangers will have had a better season if they win the Europa League as well as the Scottish cup.

According to the Scottish Sun, the Parkhead PA decided to poke fun at the Ibrox outfit by playing the song by the Aussie band Mental as Anything as soon as the party began.

No matter how much Celtic achieve, they know that they’re forever going to be in the shadows of the mighty Bears.

When Gers win the Europa League, not one fan will be thinking about their cross-city rivals as they’re beneath the club they’ve grown up supporting.

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All that will matter is the first taste of European glory in 50 years and that achievement will undoubtedly be the highlight of Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s managerial career.

Most Rangers fans probably have not experienced winning a continental trophy and the ones that have were probably too young to remember what it felt like.

After the league win last year, the only way to make things even better is by lifting the Europa League.

This will be the first step the Scottish giants can take to return to the European stage and Champions League group stage football will finally return to Ibrox after a decade long absence.

In other Rangers news, the club are ‘not convinced’ by a key first-team player and an early termination of his contract is extremely likely.