Celtic fans’ dig on Rangers boss van Bronckhorst backfires spectacularly
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Celtic fans’ dig on Rangers boss van Bronckhorst backfires spectacularly

Celtic fans aren’t renowned for the quality of their patter and their latest attempts surrounding Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst have backfired spectacularly.

The Parkhead club’s supporters have sprung up this cringeworthy banter surrounding Gio’s height where they call him actually quite offensive names alluding to his stature.



Not only is this terrible banter not in any way shape or form funny – it objectively isn’t – it’s also absolutely ridiculous considering Ange Postecoglou is the same height as Gio.

Whilst Big Ange might have a greater circumference than then the handsome Dutch boss, according to Google both men are 5’10.

So in attempting to insult van Bronckhorst – perhaps something to do with soothing the Dutchman’s swift appointment and bright start – they’re actually insulting their own manager.

Whilst Ange might be able to hide his height a little more given his girthiness, they’re both of similar physical statures, at least vertically.

But when it comes to footballing stature, Gio is a giant and Ange is very much an almost indistinguishable speck on the beautiful game’s landscape.

Celtic fans know when it comes to footballing stature Ange is no match for van Bronckhorst

An ex-Rangers, Arsenal, Barcelona and Feyenoord star, Gio has won (almost) everything in the game and even captained the Netherlands at a World Cup Final.

Ange has managed successfully in a part of the world where football is very often the secondary sport. Oh, and he played for South Melbourne.

If we’re going to compare statures footballing-wise, then there is only one winner, but with Celtic fans doing so regarding Gio’s height, then the entire thing literally makes no sense.

Well, unless they’re trying to insult their own boss too.


New Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst continues to impress at Ibrox and has kicked off his Gers managerial career with two wins in two matches after defeating Livingston 3-1.

Next up for Gio is a trip to Easter Road and the chance to exact revenge on Hibs for the Ibrox club’s Premier Sports Cup exit at Hampden.

Ahead of the game, one of the Dutch boss’ first signings was spotted in Scotland as the Gers raid an elite academy for a top continental talent.