There comes a time in every Celtic fan’s life when the urge to blurt out Sevco in defiance of The Rangers becomes so overwhelming, you’ll risk public humiliation to do so.
After Rangers secured safe passage to the Europa League last 16, there were plenty of hurting hoops fans out there to supplement the wave of buoyant Bears.
But just when it looked like they’d keep their seethe confined to their own forums and fan pages, up steps UEFA.
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) February 26, 2020
The European game’s governing body took to Twitter to congratulate Rangers for qualifying for the last 16 knockout round of the Europa League for the first time in nine years.
Now everyone knows The Rangers, formerly known as Sevco, were only formed around eight years ago.
How could the governing body of the European game get it so wrong, yet Declan from Coatbridge get it so right?
It’s one of life’s eternal questions: Why do we exist? What does it mean to be “good”? Why were Rangers awarded a UEFA license in 2011 before their eventual demise and return as Sevco in 2012?
All the big ones.
A fine array of outspoken Sevcoholics triumphantly took centre stage in a collectively bitter response to UEFA’s tweet on Rangers.
Here’s the best of them:
I watched it, the worst display of European football I can remember, both teams absolutely abysmal
— Andrew Barclay (@AndrewBarclay7) February 26, 2020
Rangers died in 2012. Liquidation is permanent….
— Midland Celt (@MidlandCelt) February 26, 2020
— michael 🇮🇪 (@mmichaelkennedy) February 26, 2020
Rangers were only founded in 2012 so how can it be first time since 2011?
Asking for a friend 😂
— Norman Wilson (@nwwilson) February 26, 2020
Rangers football club DIED in 2012 they were LIQUIDATED.
They are now called The Rangers International football club.
Lazy lazy reporting..
— SHALLOW HAL 🤩 (@SHALLOWHAL67) February 26, 2020
First time ever! Rangers died in 2012!
— Ron Anderson (@retiredk9) February 26, 2020
— Ron Byerley (@CaptainByerley) February 26, 2020
how can they have been in europe the year before they were formed 🤔🤔🤔
— alisdair gibbons (@alisdairg1) February 26, 2020
Rangers Football Club were liquidated in 2012. The Rangers International Football Club were formed thereafter and won tonight. Congratulations TRIFC. You would like to think UEFA can be more professional than this mediocrity.
— Patrick Joseph (@PaddyFox17) February 26, 2020
Absolutely tremendous stuff.