It’s often said that when it comes to the commentary of some Celtic fans on Rangers, what they don’t know they tend to make up in conspiracy and claptrap.
There have been some wild conspiracies over even the last season or so, from masonic plans to “stop the 10” to Rangers illegally obtaining a work permit for Alfredo Morelos.
But the latest one – the suggestion that Osijek threw their Europa League tie against Rangers last season so the Ibrox club would sign their players – is certainly up there.
Grezda or the Albanian Messi as the press called him has left the building on a permanent deal. Returned to his previous club Osijek which imo makes this transfer even more suspicious that it was when he went the other way. Not that the hun would cheat/do dodgy deals of course.
— Kerrydale Meltdown (@KerryFail) January 7, 2020
Highlighted by the fantastic Kerrydale Meltdown and originally posted by a fan on Celtic forum Kerrydale Street [about halfway down the page], the poster was commenting after Eros Grezda returned to the Croatian side.
A conversation then takes place about Osijek throwing the match and players being conveniently injured for last season’s second-round qualifier against the Croats.
See the highlights on the thread above or HERE.
But it is another level of deranged to think the Croatians threw their tie with Rangers to recoup transfer fees a fraction of the amount they’d make if they actually made the Europa League group stages.
Whilst ordinary Celtic fans might cringe at this sort of stuff, you really cannot make it up.
Well, actually, as this bonkers conspiracy proves, yes, yes you can.