Neil Lennon? Oh dear, their Lisbon Lions chant? That was Shameful

TWO goals from James Tavernier and Scott Arfield gave the Rangers a deserved 2-0 win over Champions Celtic who were even worse today than they were on that dreadful day on 29 December.

The new club got off to a wonderful start when Tavernier’s free kick was missed by everyone and beat Scott Bain who looked like he should have done better.

Neil Lennon picked a side that included Mikey Johnston, thus managing to repeat the same mistake as Rodgers did at the end of last year. The tricky winger, who hasn’t been near the first team in recent weeks has now been hung out to dry by TWO Celtic managers this season.

Oli Burke should have made the closing stages interesting after Odsonne Edouard produced the only piece of fine play by a Celtic player all afternoon. You or me would have burst the net but Burke dreadfully under-hit his shot weakly at Foderingham who produced his ONLY save of the afternoon.

At 1-0 Flanagan should have been sent off for an elbow into Scott Brown’s face. Kevin Clancy was perfectly positioned to see the incident but produced a yellow rather than the clear red that it was and ordered a re-take on the corner rather than award a penalty. But it’s Ibrox and we’re never going to get these decisions.

Sandman’s Player Ratings on something to behold on 29 December, well today you just know he’ll not be taking any prisoners. Only Hayes can look forward to pass marks.

We had the whole gambit of Zombie hatred today, with their Famine song theme at the start, the Paras flag in the Sandy Jardine Stand, their songs about Child Abuse, mental health, the Leigh Griffiths chant, apparently the Lisbon Lions won’t see Ten in a Row. Shameful on and off the pitch. Undiluted bigotry and hatred.

Steven Gerrard and his players must be on commission for their mentions of the Old Firm – it’s used in just about every sentence.

Neil Lennon? Oh dear. The word is that the job is his and he’ll be appointed next week. There has always been a sizeable percentage of The Celtic support against this and their numbers are set to swell after this shambles of a performance.

Hearts Reserves on Trophy Day then the real deal at Hampden the next week are games we must win and then the questions about this team – Rodgers team – need answered. And for you Mr Lawwell than involves spending on the team or none of us will be seeing Ten in a Row.

God bless the 750 there today.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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