As Rangers ran out 4-1 winners against Celtic at Ibrox the superb performance of Steven Gerrard’s side stole the show.
The club’s biggest players once again turned on the style between Allan McGregor tipping an effort onto the bar at 0-0, Ryan Kent terrorising their entire team, or even Alfredo Morelos lashing it into the top of the net after nutmegging Scott Brown.
Then there was the composed and committed Steven Davis display, the relentless crossing of James Tavernier and Borna Barisic, the sauciness of Joe Aribo.
Every single Gers player was on it and the club deserved the win but – in true Celtic style – John Kennedy couldn’t resist bemoaning that red card as he bravely faced the cameras.
The former Celtic defender cut a dejected figure as he criticised referee Nick Walsh for giving midfielder Calum McGregor his first yellow card of the game.
Ryan Kent had knocked the ball through McGregor’s legs before he took him out with the midfielder walking a tightrope and foolishly diving into Glen Kamara to get a second yellow and see red just as the Gers scored.
Far from recognise that as one of Celtic’s most senior players McGregor shouldn’t be diving in, Kennedy criticised the first yellow and claimed that Rangers had simply been more “clinical” than his side.
“Okay, the second tackle is a yellow. He goes to ground, gets a red card. That’s not a problem,” said Kennedy [Sky Sports Football (2:17pm, May 2, 2021)].
“It’s the first one, the yellow card. I asked the referee at half time, ‘What did you book McGregor for?’ And he said a reckless tackle.
“I don’t see any recklessness in it, he is on his feet, it’s a genuine attempt to get the ball.”
The comments sent Rangers fans into raptures of laughter as the old always cheated, never defeated party line came out in the aftermath of the hammering:
There it is give me your tears Kennedy
— Max Hugh Durrant (@Durrantyjr) May 2, 2021
Here, do you think John Kennedy will be booking a table 4-1 tonight. Thank you. Goodnight. Much love.
— Chri55 Bett (@chr1sbett) May 2, 2021
Kennedy blaming the ref is priceless. Just keeps getting better and better!!!!
— Delbert (@Delbert73) May 2, 2021
Kennedy is properly Celtic. Ref’s fault. His team played well, were brave and Rangers just clinical.
— The Louden Tavern (@TheLoudenTavern) May 2, 2021
JOHN KENNEDY 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Billy. 🃏🍾 (@TheQuietKid18) May 2, 2021
John Kennedy whining about the referee? Pretty sure no one would have seen that coming. No one.
— Seville Calculator (@SevilleCalculat) May 2, 2021
John Kennedy is aff his nut saying Mcregor’s first yellow wasn’t a booking 😂😂
— Beardy55🇬🇧🏴 (@The_RemotePart) May 2, 2021
John Kennedy. Hahahahahahahahahaha
— adam (@L14TTL) May 2, 2021
John Kennedy wit game were u watchin 🤧😆
— Andy McLean (@andymclean91) May 2, 2021
I’ll take 2 of what John Kennedy has been on. Superb 😂
— Keir Mcwatt (@KeirMcwatt1) May 2, 2021
Rangers ran out comfortable 4-1 winners over Old Firm rivals Celtic courtesy of a Kemar Roofe double, a lethal Alfredo Morelos strike and a late Jermain Defoe strike.
In scoring twice Rangers star Roofe also roared back against his critics with the striker being the subject of comments from disgruntled supporters this week.