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Rangers fans claim the Banter Years baton has officially changed hands

As Rangers entered financial ruin and tumbled down to the bottom of Scottish football, the untimely fall from grace and subsequent climb to the top was known to some as The Banter Years.

From the ball in the hedge, to getting beat at home by Alloa, to the Ramsdens Cup Final, the raver from Elgin and Pedro Caixinha, the stream of hilarity coming out of Ibrox was a joy to behold for our rivals.

Rangers fans are convinced Celtic and manager Neil Lennon have been handed the Banter Years baton in the last season. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But now the Rangers support are convinced that the club has well and truly passed on the baton of the Banter Years to their Celtic rivals.

Kicking off with giving Neil Lennon the job in the showers all the way through to the riots outside the stadium mid-pandemic and the current scandal engulfing the Parkhead club and that trip to Dubai, the roles suddenly appear to have reversed.

There’s the Champions League exits, Neil Lennon’s penchant for snus, the signing of Shane Duffy, the fact Rangers just beat them without registering a shot on target.

After a near decade of dominance the curtain certainly appears to be coming down on Celtic as Rangers stretch out a quite incredible 19-point lead in the Scottish Premiership.

For plenty of Rangers fans the Banter Years aren’t just starting at Celtic, they’re already well under way:

There’s plenty of drama coming out of Celtic in the wake of the club’s 1-0 defeat to Rangers over the weekend as the fans come to term with a substantial points gap.

There’s even been calls from some cheeky Celtic supporters to have the league season called “null and void” amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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