Celtic fans have been left fuming after popular online forum and Twitter account Pie & Bovril unveiled a quite incredible Rangers penalty stat.
Conveniently feeding into the ole’ Celtic fan refereeing conspiracy, Rangers are the only side in the Scottish Premiership not to concede a penalty this season.
As at 12/04 (68)
Ross County 13
Dundee Utd 4
— Pie & Bovril 🏴 (@pieandbov) April 12, 2021
Rangers’ defence has been the foundation of the club’s legendary title win, which came at the earliest point in a season for over 100 years.
Steven Gerrard’s side conceded only their 11th goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Hibs and with four games remaining the club is hoping to beat Chelsea’s record of 15 goals conceded in a league campaign back in 2004/05.
Rangers have generally subdued the opposition attacks on domestic soil this season, something which has meant teams are limited to chances and shots on target let alone goals.
In order to get penalties you need to get into the opposition box and Rangers are so well-drilled and set-up that they win the ball back early and teams struggle to get into by their 18-yard line.
It’s unsurprising that Rangers have conceded no penalties when you consider the fact that they’ve barely conceded a goal.
But here’s a selection of Celtic fans melting down over the Rangers penalty stat as conspiracies come out to help ease the woes of 55 and the death of Terry Munro:
Why zero penalties conceded this year? Looking at previous seasons, they always conceded plenty, Why none this season ?
— James (@JamesOC30806083) April 13, 2021
That’s the invincibiles for you!!! If they go full season without a red or peno that woud surely be a world record !!
— Gaoth Dobhair (@AnBunBeagbhoy) April 13, 2021
A world record?
— E-Tims (@ETimsNet) April 12, 2021
How many penalties have they benefitted from?
— Brian MacF (@BMacfhearghuis) April 12, 2021
Could you not list the Red card over the same period.
— charliemcginley (@charliemcginley) April 12, 2021
What about awarded pens or red cards against?
— Noise of the Bhoys_1888 (@bhoysnoise1888) April 12, 2021
Evens out over the course of the season though, doesn’t it.
— BeldamLascar (@BeldamLascar) April 12, 2021
— flintcams OneClubSince1888 🍀🍀🍀🍀 (@flintcams) April 13, 2021
Crawford Allan is going for the new year’s honours list. Zero penalties conceded in April is unheard of.
— damianglancy (@DamianGlancy) April 13, 2021
The Lanarkshire Lodge have been working hard for the #TributeAct.
— Pat Mac Murphy #9IAR Twice 🇯🇵 (@Pat_MacMurphy) April 12, 2021
And they say we pay the refs
— Ruaridh O’connor (@roc_1888) April 12, 2021
We knew 55 would hurt, but even your average Rangers fan will have underestimated just how delusional some of the fall out has been in the aftermath of the Ibrox title win.
Still, at least Celtic fans can comfort themselves in claiming celebrities are supporters of their club when they quite clearly aren’t, that’s always a good tonic for a runner’s up medal.