It seems that the love-in between Rod Stewart and the Celtic support is over.
Since the early seventies the singer has made no secret of which football club means most to him with Celtic even featuring in his ‘You’re In My Heart’ hit in 1977.
In 1995 Stewart opened the North Stand at Celtic Park and has been a regular visitor to the stadium where he has his own seat in the Directors Box.
Recently the singer spent a few days in Rome with the Celtic fans for the match against Lazio but one tweet last night suggests that he won’t get the same warm welcome the next time that he takes in a European away tie.
Thank you once again to my legions of fans who I will never take for granted. Bless you all and a Merry Christmas.
Well done Robbie, well done Boris, no hard feelings Pete Townshend!
– Rod xxx pic.twitter.com/MI91zNGXfb
— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) December 13, 2019
Poor display Sir! what else would you expect from a knight of the realm? same lot subsidised by the Poors’ taxes, to lap it up and cover up.. let yersel doon with that statement Rod, don’t think Paradise will be so welcoming in future. Sad times ahead and you’ll hear about it ???????
— SLIM©? #45??????? (@markibhoy13) December 13, 2019
FFS ‘Sir’ Rod you need a bit of understanding, sing Grace and go to Glasnevin Cemetery this goes against everything these people fought and died for.
— Undercover (@BrissyTim) December 14, 2019
Nooooooooo @rodstewart you better be kidding on don’t be saying this in Glasgow Boris learnt when he stepped in Glasgow and had to leave 30 mins later rod think of cancer kids in the nhs etc 🙁 this is sad your supporting everything boris wants to do??????? just read my friends status pic.twitter.com/5icMmVMh6F
— Kelly McGeachy (@kellybaby3) December 13, 2019
Who would have thought a man who played Sun City under apartheid, played Israel while Palestinians are illegally interned, accepted a Knighthood from the Queen would vote Tory well I never – Grace just hold me…… Guys a fraud
— Brendan (@Br3nnyG) December 13, 2019
Well done Boris!!!!! Rod the fraud!
— Eddie Linton (@eddiehenrik) December 13, 2019
Rod supporting Boris and the Conservatives, while the rest of the Celtic support collect food parcels for the victims of Tory cuts. pic.twitter.com/bQs3jng5Wh
— JT-? (@1888JT) December 13, 2019
Sponging comps at Celtic park then saying well done boris? Yer out of touch and a dinosaur crooner. Yer legions of fans? What a tosser!
— GEO THOMSON ART (@geokoart) December 13, 2019
Well done Boris?? Deary me ?
— Janet Brady (@janb60) December 13, 2019
While many say that sport and politics should be kept apart the reality is somewhat different. Celtic like to proclaim themselves as more than a club as they highlight various charitable initiatives.
The newly elected Prime Minister of the UK faces a major battle with the people and government of Scotland after Thursday’s landslide votes on both sides of the border.
Within reason everyone is entitled to express their opinions, Stewart is clearly a fan of the UK Prime Minister with many Celtic fans having a fiercely different opinion.