Celtic fans have laughed off suggestions from Rangers chairman Dave King that the Ibrox club are close to becoming dominant in Scottish football.
King released an ill-advised statement to supporters yesterday, claiming that his side ‘are now within tangible reach of Rangers becoming the dominant force in Scottish football again.’
Those are baffling comments when you consider the current status of the two teams, with Celtic again on the brink of a famous treble of domestic trophies.
Neil Lennon’s side are currently 11 points clear of the Ibrox side in the Scottish Premiership table, having won the Scottish League Cup and booked our place in the Scottish Cup final next month.
Rangers have been nowhere in either cup competition, with their only real ‘success’ coming when they qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stage.
What’s more, it puts even more pressure on Steven Gerrard’s shoulders ahead of the new season.
Celtic fans have found the whole thing hilarious, taking to Twitter this week to share their thoughts…
That Dave King letter to fans is quite something.
Tangible reach of becoming THE dominant force?????♀️
Handle themselves with dignity?????♀️
More trophies than any other club?????♀️
Every single comment is nothing but pure lies!
— The Pundit (@ThePundit_) April 15, 2019
Opium for only the most stupid of ra people. Laughing gas for the rest of us????????????????????????????????. https://t.co/dhefVqr289
— David Low (@Heavidor) April 15, 2019
— The Grand Auld Podcast (@FritzAGrandAuld) April 15, 2019
Celtic won the league last season 9 points ahead of Aberdeen and 12 ahead of Rangers.
They're currently 11 ahead of Rangers. If a single point is what constitutes "tangible reach" Dave King must be a big fan of Stretch Armstrong.
— Chris Scullion (@scully1888) April 15, 2019
I can’t believe with so many hilarious Scottish comedians that Dave King makes me wet myself every single time with the statements he makes????????
— irandy (@Ydna1888) April 16, 2019
Dave King tangible reach pic.twitter.com/qZFAzT0jL7
— Terry O'Neill (@terryoneill67) April 15, 2019
"No club in the country does more to help those less fortunate than we do."
Dave King pic.twitter.com/Lg62ip6kjS
— CelticQuote (@CelticQuote) April 15, 2019
NASA has released a statement:
"We are within tangible reach of sending a manned space flight to the Andromeda Galaxy."
"Dave King can spew bollocks; why not us?"
— John Bradshaw (@JBLuvsCeltic) April 15, 2019
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