Celtic Park could be used as a mass vaccination centre as Scotland rolls out its Covid 19 vaccination plan – and Rangers fans were left in stitches after it was reported they’d offered it up last month, hours after Rangers confirmed Ibrox would be offered for use.
The Gers confirmed on Twitter that the club had contacted the Government and First Minister to offer Ibrox up hours before reports started appearing Celtic had made a similar offer.
A spokesman for Celtic told the Scottish Sun they were “pleased” to make the offer, but Rangers fans were far from convinced by the timing of it.
“We were pleased a number of weeks ago to offer Celtic Park to support in the vaccine effort.
“We have worked tirelessly to support those affected by the pandemic, with over £1million in support already distributed to people in need.”
While it should be made clear that making facilities available should be congratulated, the timing does seem a bit suspect with it coming just hours after Rangers’ announcement.
Given the negative PR surrounding the Parkhead side and their shameful trip to Dubai, it’s exactly the sort of information that gets ‘leaked’ in response to try fight some of the publicity fires.
Rangers fans very much saw the funny side of the timing as they took to Twitter – with one mockingly calling them “a club like no other.”
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
Rangers offer their stadium as a vaccination centre.
Celtic, "aye but we did it a month ago."
Using the pandemic as a point scoring exercise. A club like no other. https://t.co/BlSwVSY6c5
— Joe McKenzie (@McKenzieJoe9) January 13, 2021
“Well, maybe you should go also then Jeff, because you couldn't see driving home the other night, because you don't wear your glasses on the T V in case you get slagged off, so you just stick to Specsavers and I'll do the game” https://t.co/jMgDzg4Vjp
— Tags (@tagsbo) January 13, 2021
— Dougie (@54Beats44) January 13, 2021
‘Death Star could be Used As Rebel Alliance Recruitment Office After Darth Vader Letter to Admiral Ackbar’. https://t.co/afQNE5akRv
— Heart & Hand Podcast (@ibroxrocks) January 13, 2021
Actual phoning the paper with lies now cause they hate seeing us do better 😂😂 https://t.co/OIatVXruBl
— Vikki (@iamvikki79) January 13, 2021
— Andy Lawrie (@AweANDYsome) January 13, 2021
Isn't it weird that we never heard a single peep about the Piggery being used as a covid testing centre last month?
Aye strange that 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/1x8JauTwRD
— StevieG55 (@SG_RFC55) January 13, 2021
“Hi Hollicom. Did you see Rangers tweet?”
“Say no more Mr. Lawwell. On it.” https://t.co/dkYtQSLqFL
— Sassy Papac (@PapacSassy) January 13, 2021
Here’s how Rangers supporters reacted to the news that the SFA will not be investigating Celtic for Covid-19 breaches during their trip to Dubai.