We’re used to upset Celtic fans wading into the murky world of conspiracies at this point and Livingston manager David Martindale is the latest target following his side’s defeat to Rangers.

Lions boss David Martindale has been a constant thorn in the Parkhead club’s side and has taken four points from a possible six against Celtic this season.

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Livingston boss David Martindale is apparently conspiring against Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Heading into this week, Celtic fans everywhere had began deluding themselves regarding an imminent Rangers collapse following the exit of Steven Gerrard.

This was obviously compounded by that Premier Sports Cup defeat to Hibs at Hampden but since then our friends to the east have been bitterly disappointed by Gio’s 100% start as boss.


Watching on this weekend expecting us to drop points away to Livingston – one of the tougher grounds in the division on a plastic pitch – their fans were obviously gutted to see us win 3-1.

But some – unable to cope with the notion Rangers were the better team – have now claimed there’s a conspiracy when it comes to Livingston boss David Martindale.

Celtic fan conspiracy: Livingston boss David Martindale throwing Rangers games

David Martindale admitted in the press that he was at one point a Rangers fan when Giovanni van Bronckhorst turned out for the Ibrox club [Times].

This, according to the same Celtic fans who keep us laughing when it comes to masonic referees and Nicola Sturgeon stopping the 10, is evidence Martindale somehow threw the game.

This bonkers conspiracy is certainly up there and you’d be amazed at the number of Parkhead fans who believe Martindale lies down to Rangers but tries against their side:

These just give you a flavour of the suggestion that David Martindale – a professional football manager at Livingston Football Club – is throwing matches against Rangers.

Seriously, this is how low people will stoop in an attempt to console themselves over a Rangers victory.

For someone who is apparently part of a conspiracy to see Rangers beat his team, David Martindale had some choice words for the travelling Ibrox support at full-time.

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