Date: 20th March 2021 at 12:55pm
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Celtic supporters have been reacting on Twitter after former striker Chris Sutton suggested the are being ‘petty and pathetic’ by choosing not to give their rivals a this weekend.

Their Old Firm rivals were crowned the new champions of Scotland last week after the Hoops failed to beat Dundee United at , ending Celtic’s nine-year reign.

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.”

@coopblade

“No guard of honour. Move on”

@77bm

“No. What next to hand over the league

@PaddyDolan88

“Is he serious with this?”

@RealPaulMcGhee

“what do u want next a Celtic and Rangers half and half scarf and pre-season friendlies?”

@maisielm67

“A take worse than his continued support of Neil Lennon even thou it was clear to see he should have been sacked in September.”

@iamwsmith82

“Utterly ridiculous, have a good Saturday”

@Raffaelopietro

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.