Celtic legend’s brutal social media putdown to ex-Rangers rival

ALAN THOMPSON has become more and more vocal on social media in recent times and the ex-Celt took no prisoners when he called Peter Lovenkrands a ‘coward’ on Twitter this afternoon.

The left-sided midfielder was a star for Martin O’Neill’s sides in the early 2000s and gained legend status at the club due to his thunderous left foot and distain for Celtic’s rivals.

Thommo was included in a post about an altercation with Lovenkrands in the 2004/05 season at Ibrox. After Lovenkrands kicked Jackie McNamara, Thompson went across to confront the Rangers player and Dane decided to take a dive. The decision infuriated Thompson as there had been minimal contact but Kenny Clark couldn’t wait to pull the red card out and obey the hoards in the stands.

The situation threatened to kick off with players coming together while the referee attempted to manage the fallout.

Celtic lost the game 2-0 and finished with 9 men and you can see why Thompson was and is still hurting about the incident. Celtic lost the league by a single point that year despite battering Rangers.

The incident reminds me of Scott Brown getting sent off at Ibrox in 2009 for next to nothing after Kyle Lafferty brought him down. Similarly when Charlie Mulgrew was at Aberdeen, Lafferty decided to dive then too.

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