Celtic supporters have been reacting on Twitter after former striker Chris Sutton suggested the club are being ‘petty and pathetic’ by choosing not to give their rivals a guard of honour this weekend.
In football, it’s tradition for the first team to play the champions after their victory is confirmed to clap them onto the pitch as a sign of respect, however, the Gers refused to perform that act two seasons ago, and now the Parkhead outfit have chosen to return the favour.
Earlier in the week, Interim manager John Kennedy confirmed that the Celtic players have decided they aren’t going to form a guard of honour when the fierce rivals meet in Sunday’s Old Firm derby, but Sutton has stated in his column for the Daily Record that he believes it’s the wrong decision and that his former side should ‘have a bit of class,’ a remark which hasn’t gone down well with the supporters.
“Should never be a guard of honour. Full stop.”
“No guard of honour. Move on”
“Is he serious with this?”
“what do u want next a Celtic and Rangers half and half scarf and pre-season friendlies?”
“A take worse than his continued support of Neil Lennon even thou it was clear to see he should have been sacked in September.”
“Utterly ridiculous, have a good Saturday”
It was always going to be a contentious decision whether Celtic performed a guard of honour for their fiercest rivals or not, but it’s pretty clear how the supporters feel.