As Rangers talent Nathan Patterson heads to Everton, the widely reported £16m fee that could be raked in by the Gers appears to have upset some of our Celtic fan rivals.

In true Parkhead style, social media has been awash with deluded Celtic supporters convincing themselves that the media is making up the financial details of Patterson’s transfer.

Everton Unveil New Signing Nathan Patterson
(Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Rangers are set to receive an initial £12m for the 20-year-old Scotland international, with £4m in add-ons and a sell-on clause also inserted into the deal [Sky Sports]

But for Celtic fans convinced about Rangers’ financial problems and imminent collapse, they’ve been unable to resist the urge to hijack every news story online with frantic comments claiming that this is somehow a lie.


So many Celtic fans have shown a staggering lack of self-awareness by stumbling onto posts or taking to social media to blurt out patently incorrect details of the Nathan Patterson deal because they want them to be true.

There is no fanbase in world football more chronic when it comes to this kind of stuff – you won’t see Man United fans desperately denying the financial details of a Liverpool deal – and it truly has been a joy to behold.

But it hasn’t taken long for some of the most prominent cranks within the Parkhead club’s support to be shut down on Twitter.

Crank Celtic fan account shut down by agent of £16m ex-Rangers star Nathan Patterson

Inside the SPFL – an account which claims to be neutral but is quite clearly a Celtic fan – had an absolute shocker when Nathan Patterson’s actual agent responded to his claim regarding the deal.

The Twitter account made six assertions about the Nathan Patterson deal, only one of which (the length of the contract) was actually true.

Grant Smith, son of former Rangers star and SFA chief executive Gordon, was mentioned in Nathan Patterson’s goodbye message and took to Twitter to respond to the claim.

Obviously well in the know when it comes to the details of the deal, Inside the SPFL didn’t take too kindly to the roasting from Smith and blocked his account.

Some of these guys are the weirdest fans in football and as Celtic fans go into meltdown over the Nathan Patterson deal, Rangers supporters chuckle away in the corner.

The Gers fanbase largely wish the Ibrox Academy kid all the best down south with attention turning to how some of the money might be reinvested.

As Rangers prepare to celebrate their 150th year at Ibrox, prepare for more of this nonsense from the Celtic support to come.

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