Rangers fans are sure to love a clip of a fuming ex-Celtic manager complaining about the Gers’ 2-0 Scottish Cup win with Ibrox anthem Live It Up blaring over the tannoy behind him.
Former Parkhead gaffer Gordon Strachan was covering the match for Premier Sports and was surprisingly the biggest victim of Rangers’ Sunday afternoon stroll in Ibrox Park.
If he wasn’t arguing about the Celtic defence with John Hartson, he was struggling to express his emotions regarding the game come the final whistle.
With Rangers holding a 2-0 lead and not being required to cook it against Celtic, the Parkhead club were given a lot of the ball but struggled to convert any chances.
Much of this was down to the form of Ibrox goalie Allan McGregor who kept Celtic at bay with a string of impressive second-half saves including one from an Odsonne Edouard penalty.
According to a visibly frustrated Strachan – whose son Gavin is on the Celtic coaching team – this was cause for an on-air rant and defence of Celtic’s first trophyless season in a decade.
However, the beauty of the entire thing was that Strachan’s ramblings were being made with the Ibrox tannoy blasting Mental as Anything track Live it Up in the background.
“Who’s the man of the match? Allan McGregor,” said Strachan.
“For all the, the, they are, they seem to be more compact, yeah I’ve got that, Celtic made all these chances, I agree with the guys, at the back Celtic are not as compact as Rangers.
“But for Celtic to make all these chances today and who’s the man of the match? Allan McGregor.
“It’s all about can you play and can you deal with big occasions, so if I was John Kennedy what can I say to these guys, apart from a defensive shape that let them down a few times, and that can be rectified, that can definitely be rectified.”
Nae bother Gordon, glad to know Rangers’ emergence as the top team in Scotland hasn’t got you deluding yourself as well.
Strachan isn’t the only ex-Celtic figure being goaded by the Gers support in the aftermath of the game with one former Parkhead striker’s salty comments also getting called out.