Rangers fans have slammed former Celtic striker John Hartson for a bizarre tweet based around meeting a group of Gers supporters in Edinburgh airport this morning.
Steven Gerrard’s side are in Europa League action in Rotterdam this evening with a place in the knockout stages a real possibility. Should they achieve a positive result and the other match in Group G goes their way, they could progress with a game to spare.
Meanwhile, in Group F, one of Hartson’s former clubs, Arsenal, are in action against Eintracht Frankfurt. They will progress to the knockout stages if they avoid defeat.
One of the few things that is clear in the following tweet, is that Hartson is covering the game, presumably for BT Sport and that he was in Edinburgh airport ahead of his flight to London.
The rest of the content is nothing short of bizarre, though.
Just bumped into a load of Rangers fans at Edinburgh airport they asked me where I’m going, I told them London to cover the Arsenal match tonight.. then I said back are you off to Feyanoord for a Fight 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) November 28, 2019
It looks as though Hartson is trying to make some sort of jibe about Rangers fans travelling with an intent to cause trouble, but really, it’s he who ends up with egg on his face.
Between inclusions such as ‘I told them…then I said back’ and the ridiculous misspelling of ‘Feyenoord’, it makes little to no sense and rightly prompted ridicule.
Here’s a selection of reactions:
Good one John
— Josh (@JoshSkilling) November 28, 2019
— Boab (@83boabobski) November 28, 2019
ever thought of doing stand up comedy🤦♂️
— Scott Cameron (@Cammy26_2) November 28, 2019
Your crazy 😳😳
— Nicky Fraser (@govanfrontblue) November 28, 2019
Worst tweet I’ve ever seen man
— Duff (@DuffCallum) November 28, 2019
Absolutely buckled here. Hilarious.
— Jigger (@JiggerJ1) November 28, 2019
Maybe a few volleys to the head…… pic.twitter.com/6zNDz6yg9t
— Chris ✡ (@BCSJ7RFC) November 28, 2019
Hell of a joke that John fair play bet they was rolling around by the check in desk
— Dean Callow (@Deancallow8) November 28, 2019
And people wonder why fans don’t take some pundits seriously.