After years of sitting contentedly in the glow of the Old Firm it seems that Celtic have finally stood up.
Any issues involving a club from Ibrox have been easily bundled into an Old Firm issue with Celtic getting bundled in as part of the problem.
Over the weekend there has been multiple examples of law-breaking involving thousands of people, none of them Celtic fans.
Across the media, in the Scottish Parliament and in letters leaked from Ibrox there has been references to the Old Firm and the club from Parkhead.
? Celtic Football Club Statement:
We’re not half of anything… ?
Not our problem.#OneClubSince1888
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) March 9, 2021
Rangers: “Police intelligence indicated that some fans would congregate in groups given the fact that this is not only a historic achievement but due to the behaviour from the other half of the Old Firm… in December.”
Celtic: “We’re not half of anything. Not our problem.”
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) March 9, 2021
The issue now is for Celtic to follow this up with some substance. Today after 23 days waiting the SFA have charged five Ibrox players after they were given Fixed Penalties. Back in August Celtic had two matches postponed within five days of Boli Bolingoli not self isolating after a trip to Spain.
Quite clearly different rules are being applied to one half of the partnership.