As Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell made amongst the biggest non-apologies in Scottish football history, it’s the latest in a long line of calamities for Rangers’ oldest rivals.

The Gers are on course for a legendary 55th title which is taking place behind the backdrop of a once-dominant empire crumbling to dust quicker that Celtic shipped out Boli Bolingoli in August.

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has moulded a strong Ibrox squad a team which is yielding results. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

What a season it’s been for Rangers – and for Celtic – but one fan campaign to end it prematurely is a fitting and disgraceful end to what’s been described as a “plasticine empire”.

Some Celtic fans will genuinely try to convince you that they’re pushing the null and void option as a way of getting under Rangers fans’ skin.

There will be others who will claim they’re using it ironically, just a laugh to come to terms with the abject form their team finds it itself in.

But don’t let this fool you – Celtic fans everywhere would disregard the events and excuses used in the summer to hand them a title if it meant Rangers couldn’t get their hands on this one.

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Moreover, so would their club.

 

There is nothing in the Celtic history books which would suggest the Parkhead club would look out for anyone but themselves – in a footballing context at the very least – and once again the usual suspects are piping up about the league campaign mid-pandemic.

The only thing is, their hubris has come back to bite them now more than ever as in front of the global footballing world Celtic are reduced to a laughing stock.

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There is a feeling that Celtic have regressed under Neil Lennon. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The supporters – many of whom feel disenfranchised with the entire nonsensery which has occurred this season – are at spectacular risk of doing the exact same to themselves.

A club like no other, a support like other, you’re telling me.

Rangers will be worthy Champions of Scotland should they keep their nerve and this is best exemplified by the professionalism and standards being driven by the club.

Look across the city and you see a team – once seemingly invincible – now squabbling over how serious they are about leveraging a pandemic in their favour to have a campaign cancelled.

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Rangers fans have cause to celebrate and it’s something Celtic fans haven’t been used to. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It’s a fitting end to an empire which was built on ambitions, chants and insults aimed at undermining Rangers more than celebrating their own achievements.

As Rangers close in on the title, the club will make worthy leaders in Scottish football whilst Celtic go through a period of self-evaluation.

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