Rangers fans have been slaughtering former footballer and Daily Record columnist Gordon Parks for a column about a combined Rangers and Celtic XI.
The outspoken columnist was speaking after former Ibrox captain and Rangers legend Barry Ferguson claimed that at present no Celtic player would get in the Rangers first-team [Daily Record].
Speaking via a Daily Record column, Park branded Ferguson’s claims as “nonsense” and claimed only Allan McGregor, Borna Barisic and Ryan Kent would make the Celtic XI.
That means no Connor Goldson in their bumbling defence, no James Tavernier – at this point the best player in Scotland this season – and no Glen Kamara – who is reportedly attracting Premier League interest [TEAMtalk].
The debate over Alfredo Morelos or Odsonne Edouard is a long drawn out one but on current form, there’s really only one winner, and he plays at Ibrox and not Celtic Park.
“A calm assessment of both squads would suggest three Light Blue stars have a claim for a spot in the select side – Allan McGregor, Borna Barisic and Ryan Kent, with Steven Davis a decent shout to be squeezed onto the subs’ bench,” writes Parks.
“For all of Celtic’s recent struggles, they remain the better side.
“The quality and gulf in class across the board shouldn’t be up for argument given their on-going domestic dominance.”
Parks’ assessment is one which has not been taken too kindly by many Rangers fans on Twitter with many disagreeing with the ex-Clyde and Queen’s Park man:
I'm not gonna lie, curiosity got the better of me, but here's the lowdown so you don't have to follow my path: Parks thinks none of Tavernier, our centre backs or midfielders would make it into a combined XI and this is someone employed to write about football. pic.twitter.com/avbMnlgOLo
— Garry Carmody (@GarryCarmody) November 8, 2020
He’s surely just fishing 🎣 anyone doing a combined team on this years form would struggle for a shout of 2/3 Celtic players inclusion – shambles to suggest Goldson doesn’t play in front of Duffy 😂 I doubt you would find a Celtic fan that thinks that never mine a journalist.
— Ross B (@RossBryce) November 8, 2020
😂😂😂 good attempt at humour, anyone that thinks ftimpong is better than tav needs their head examined. Fpong not celtic quality and will be off when the manager changes.
— neilmac (@neilmac16) November 8, 2020
Agree that Barry was getting a bit carried away saying every Rangers player would be in the team……but seriously Gordon…..Kamara is head and shoulders above any of Celtics midfielders…..and he’s only gonna get better
— Robert McLaughlin (@rmclau200) November 8, 2020
I hope that's an attitude shared by the power brokers at Celtic. But anyway, 'combined 11s' is playground chat, we also don't need Celtic fan's ratification that we're a good side.
— TheGaffer (@The_Gaffer123) November 8, 2020
His assessment of rangers and Celtic players can not be very up to date .. the CURRENT rangers side is superior to celtics 🤷♂️… rangers defence or Celtic’s right now ? It’s not even a debate . Edouard or Morelos right now ? Again ….. yep and so on …
— robertk (@robertkiltie71) November 8, 2020
— Don (@BigBuffMadness) November 8, 2020
That Gordon Parks column isn’t the only thing which has caught the eye of Rangers fans over the weekend.
The Ibrox club’s supporters have been reacting to an embarrassing banner which was hung outside of Celtic Park by their own fans.