Scotland Assistant Manager John Carver has said that he couldn’t wait to leave Ibrox after Celtic won the first Glasgow Derby of the season. Carver was watching on as Callum McGregor dictated the game and led his side to a 1-0 victory against their bitter rivals.
As reported by The Scotsman, Carver recalled seeing the scenes of fury from the Ibrox faithful after Brendan Rodgers delivered yet another win against them.
“I couldn’t wait to get out because they were coming over the top of the directors’ box!” said Carver on Tuesday. “Normally I leave before the end of games to get back down the road but because I was staying up here, I stayed.
“Walking out there were disgruntled fans trying to come through the front doors as well. It was a difficult situation. But it was interesting seeing the atmosphere.
“It’s a great occasion. Obviously one team had to win, and it was Celtic.”
Rangers fans gave a vicious response to their team’s result. As Michael Beale clambered up the tunnel, the team were booed as the Celtic players and management celebrated. Carver would’ve likely enjoyed the spectacle more had there been Celtic fans in attendance.
Clearly Carver’s boss, Steve Clarke, knew better than to run the gauntlet and take up a seat in the Club Deck on Sunday. Carver will have been able to see Tony Ralston and David Turnbull as well as McGregor. Only the skipper was called up for the double header against Cyprus and England.