Scottish football is a ruthless place at times and Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou found that out as Rangers fans goaded him for comments made after a Champions League qualifier.
Celtic played out a 1-1 draw with Danish runners-up FC Midtjylland in their second-round Champions League qualifier in a match that saw both sides go down to 10 men.
Deserved the 3 points 😂🙈 pic.twitter.com/4eLZdKMi0n
— Stevie Mc G (Close enough) 🤷🏼♂️ (@StephenMcGarry3) July 20, 2021
Speaking after the game, Ange Postecoglou was disappointed his side couldn’t secure the victory and believes that on his competitive debut Celtic deserved “the three points”.
However, with it being a Champions League qualifier, there are no points available, meaning the comments sent Rangers fans into stitches.
Whether it was a simple slip of the tongue or a manager slipping into the old post-match interview cliches is irrelevant; Gers supporters have still seen it as an opportunity to goad their rivals.
The Rangers support are determined to be unrelenting as Celtic struggle to rebuild and the comments of Ange were leapt upon by the Ibrox faithful:
"I think we deserved the three points" is going to be said after every cup game this season isn't it? 😂😂
— Dink (@r0cketbaws) July 20, 2021
Has anyone Christened him Ange Pedrocogulu yet? 👀 If not I'm on it. 👍🤣
— 55cotty T (@ScottyTrfc) July 20, 2021
You’d think an Aussie would know there’s a home and away tie
— John Macdonald (@jmac035) July 20, 2021
— Ro55co 🇬🇧 (@rosscurrie971) July 20, 2021
Give him a break he's not done his coaching badges yet.
— Lawrelos (@IamtheLaw_rie) July 20, 2021
This guy is going to be comedy gold this season! 🙌🏻😂
— RAF_Bob (@raflogs) July 20, 2021
Oh dear 🤣 https://t.co/Vlq8ApiJ3V
— Frahood (@frahood1972) July 21, 2021
3 points in a qualifier 😭😭 clueless 😂👏🏻 https://t.co/mJIDwE1tMB
— Clark Currie (@clarkcurrie) July 21, 2021
Easy mistake to make 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/Qv5Zq6LSqJ
— Chrissy McGinlay (@ChristopherMcX) July 21, 2021
Holy smokes! 😂 https://t.co/HHQBCw6znt
— Stuart Smith (@stuart723) July 20, 2021
Never saw someone get so many things wrong in one sentence. 🤣🤣 https://t.co/ObhSW4NSvw
— Blu Stu (@blustugers) July 20, 2021
The new Celtic manager’s had a stinker there but he can take solace in the fact that he isn’t alone in making a similar gaffe.
Celtic legend John Hartson claimed that he was “disappointed with a point” from the match despite it being a Champions League two-legged qualifier.
Disappointed with a point.. Celtic the much better team, will feel they can go through next week. Midtjylland bang average side.
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) July 20, 2021
It’s all very high pressure across the city at the moment and Rangers fans are watching on with quiet glee as they flit from one comedy show to the next.
The Ibrox club’s razor-sharp focus and impetus in the transfer market is also setting them apart from a Celtic side who’re disappearing in our rear-view mirror.