The Celtic AGM is always good for a few Rangers laughs and this year’s did not disappoint in a bumper edition of Sevcomania which has had Ibrox supporters in stitches.
Some of the most fringe elements of the Parkhead support for some reason get a voice at these things and there was everything from Resolution 11/12, talk of zombie clubs and conspiracies aplenty as the annual gathering of the Injustice League took place.
There were also a few more solemn and disgraceful elements of the meeting but we’d rather not delve too heavily into that.
Instead, let’s focus on the constant, oxymoronic (emphasis on the moronic) bleating about Rangers juxtaposed against their apparent indifference about the Ibrox club at every single Celtic AGM.
Some Celtic fans want their board to go to UEFA over the awarding of a UEFA license in 2011 despite the fact their shareholders vote it down every single year. Others get tossed into a frenzy by the mere mention of the word Rangers.
But it was the comments of under-fire chairman Ian Bankier which most caught the eye of Gers supporters as he alluded to “deep concerns” about referees in the country.
This is the kind of pressure – which comes when Celtic aren’t winning – which led to an infamous referee strike in 2010 and low-and-behold the same nutters are behind this rabble-rousing.
“That (refereeing) is a source of deep concern,” Bankier said [Herald].
But if that wasn’t enough to catch the eye of the Rangers support, then the Parkhead chairman’s comments about the Scottish Government and 10IAR are sure to have them buckled.
Celtic chairman claims Parkclub club mistreated at AGM as Rangers halted 10IAR
Forget ‘big Shane Duffy at the back’, forget Neil Lennon and his snus tin, hell, even forget the relentless unbeaten Rangers team who barely conceded a goal and humiliated them at every turn – it was the government who broke Celtic hearts.
Bankier genuinely believes – in the style of a Celtic dah on Clyde Superscoreboard – that they were unfairly treated by the Government last season and this was a major catalyst for their downfall.
“Oh I’m in. I’m in no doubt that we had the worst rub of the green that you could possibly imagine,” said Bankier [Herald].
“You couldn’t have written it down on a piece of paper the number of things that went wrong.
“I think we were astonishingly treated by the Scottish Government. We were the only employer in Scotland to be given sanctions for an employee breaching rules.
“That was the start of the downward slide, or the loss of momentum early last season, where we and Aberdeen were banned from playing for two games. It stopped the momentum.
“We also had an undue course of luck in terms of injuries through international breaks. We had James Forrest out, we had a lot of things go wrong. ‘What’s going to go wrong next? It almost was.
“It was terrible, absolutely terrible, but I’m not shying away from the fact that there were other aspects of the season where we just might have done a bit better, but we didn’t do.
“But yeah, I’m absolutely a supporter on that.”
Always cheated never defeated – and that’s just the mob in the boardroom. Rangers fans have naturally found the entire thing absolutely hilarious:
It must be comforting to them that in fact Terry Munro was lost due to the Government and Scottish refs. Not at all as a result of years of mismanagement culminating in a monumental collapse.
— Andy McKellar (@AMcKellar89) November 18, 2021
Good morning! 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/lFeMBta8P6
— Rangers History 🏆 (@RangersFACTS) November 18, 2021
‘We’re in poll land again’
The Celtic AGM actually sounds like some laugh btw 🤣 pic.twitter.com/sjL21yd0qr
— ַ (@A1S93x) November 17, 2021
— Jamie 🇳🇱 (@JamieBTB) November 18, 2021
Nicola with the own goal to kill it off! pic.twitter.com/0UBugiO0TW
— Oranje (@MotherwellBear) November 18, 2021
— Craig McConnel (@man_overboard86) November 18, 2021
I dont recall or remember it happening this way😉 https://t.co/oWGPPVP8M5
— jim campbe55 (@Ne0bliviscaris) November 18, 2021
This Cannae be real😭😭😭 https://t.co/BpJIlNFMFI
— Jason Lamont (@jasonlamont72) November 18, 2021
Was she playing centre half? https://t.co/jsy4sAv0j6
— Ceddy Bears Picnic 🇬🇧🇳🇱 (@55uperAlly) November 18, 2021
Well and truly back in their rightful place.
Whining greeting faced paranoid perennial losers.
— Tags (@tagsbo) November 18, 2021
Nicola had Rangers go unbeaten the full season 😂
— Campbell (@Campbel97450015) November 18, 2021
Well worth delaying the big announcement to free up the back pages for this
— Billy Brotherston (@Bi11y04) November 18, 2021
Always cheated, never defeated 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/hmXWHA3oqX
— Lelly G ❤🤍💙 (@xLellyGx) November 18, 2021
Amazingly this delusional nonsense isn’t even in the top 3 crazy/worst things to have come out of Celtic’s agm https://t.co/FYwYmXhl0B
— Iain Duff (@iainduff) November 18, 2021
I hope they never change pic.twitter.com/zjplRmntJK
— Brian Glow (@Brian_Glow) November 18, 2021
It’s good to see that Celtic fans are focused on the important issues as always. The deluded nature of them is funny. At a meeting to discuss the running of the company they want to talk about refs, Nicola, an obituary for a rangers manager and ffp against rangers.
— Nathan (@nathanj3001) November 18, 2021
Nicola stopped the ten, Celtic supporters helped vote her in 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/XOIp2rRDyi
— Dink (@r0cketbaws) November 18, 2021
Exclusive footage of Nicola Sturgeon at the final whistle of Dundee United v celtic last season. pic.twitter.com/ErHBRSMYJF
— deecee1872 (@deecee1872) November 18, 2021
— 🇬🇧 Blue Room Art (@BlueRoomArt) November 18, 2021
— 🇬🇧 Blue Room Art (@BlueRoomArt) November 18, 2021
Ah yes, the heady days of 55, what a time to be alive and it feels so good to know it’s still killing them to this day.
But now the focus is all on 56 and Rangers are reportedly about to announce the man charged with delivering it.