Clyde Superscoreboard pundit Hugh Keevins has conceded the title to Rangers as he warned Celtic fan listeners they will need to “suffer” the taunts of Gers supporters.
Speaking after Rangers demolished Ross County 4-0 in the Highlands and Celtic dropped yet more points in the league with a 1-1 draw at home to St. Johnstone, Keevins was in frustrated mood.
Regularly considered a Celtic-centric voice on the show the pundit was responding to a Celtic fan calling up to congratulate Rangers on winning the title.
The two results mean Rangers now have a 13-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership which Celtic can cut to seven points if they win their two games in hand.
Despite having three Old Firm games to play – and Rangers fans apprehensive to call the league season prematurely – Celtic fans are already throwing in the towel.
It’s only December, and there’s loads of football to be played, but for Keevins and a whole bunch of Celtic fans, their dream of 9.5-in-a-row is already dead.
“You will suffer,” Keevins told a despondent Celtic fan caller into the show [Clyde SSB 06/12/20].
“It’s a long time to go through knowing that you’re not getting 10 in a row.
“From December to May is a long time to suffer.
“Tomorrow, or at his earliest convenience, I think the chief executive (Peter Lawwell) should tell the Celtic fans what plans they have for the immediate to long-term future.
“Now they need to know the manager’s status, and they need to know what plans they have because it’s gone, the Celtic supporters know its gone.
“They will have to live with their Rangers supporting pals taunting them for six months now and they will not respond well to that.”
Rangers fans were in buoyant mood as the club stretched their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership but there will be no-one getting carried away until our hands are on the trophy.