The level of pettiness over Celtic’s run of success shows no sign of ending.
Last night an 80th minute SPFL table surfaced showing that if goals scored beyond the 80th minute were discounted the title would have gone to Ibrox on goal difference!
A successful season for Rangers. Admire this level of pettiness. pic.twitter.com/TAHnSzbqpu
— – (@Tam_Selleck) May 21, 2019
They’ve got plenty of time on their hands, not like they’ve got a cup final to look forward to …..
— Steven 1888 (@1888steven) May 21, 2019
When we went 1-0 up away to PSG we would have had a magnificent victory IF the game ended at that exact moment. ????
— James B (@JBr1977) May 21, 2019
It’s a very valid point. I would have gotten an A for all my highers in school if the requirements for an A were a 35% pass mark as opposed to an 80% pass mark.
— Tim Trivia (@TriviaTim) May 21, 2019
Is there a league table showing who would have won the league if only teams with names beginning with R had been allowed to take part? ????
— Slimshady (@Slimshady1961) May 21, 2019
Wonder how many penalties they got in the last 10 mins
— Wolfe Of Parkhead ???????????????????????????????? (@ParkheadWolfe) May 21, 2019
Feel bad for St Mirren now facing a play off under the anachronistic 90 minute rule.
— Oddbins Shawlands (@BStarksTH) May 21, 2019
All season long Celtic fans have heard about how the gap had closed, although Celtic’s points tally was higher than last term any fictional closing of the gap was mainly down to the hoops being on the slide rather than a challenge from elsewhere.
Back in December when Steven Gerrard’s side drew level with the hoops the euphoria lasted almost a month until Kilmarnock brought Jermain Defoe and Steve Davis back to earth.
When Brendan Rodgers left Celtic for Leicester another golden opportunity was presented but Neil Lennon quickly proved once again that it is the hope that kills them.
After winning at Tynecastle at the start of December Gerrard’s coaching team were chest pumping as they celebrated going to the top of the league- three days later Betfred Cup runners up Aberdeen burst that bubble by winning at Ibrox.
Losing at Kilmarnock will put a slight dent in the close season euphoria but it won’t be far away as new stars join Jake Hastie and Jordan Jones at the 80 minute champions.