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“I don’t think I was a dirty player mate, c’mon!” – Listen as Celtic fan brilliantly owns former Rangers defender on live radio

As the debate over the Callum Butcher tackle on David Turnbull continues, it seems as though the SFA are set to throw the book at the Dundee United man after the outrage over the last few days. And rightly so.

Reviewing the incident on The Go Radio Football Show, former Rangers defender Craig Moore agreed that the tackle was a shocker and Butcher should be hauled up in front of the games beaks.

But one Celtic fan decided to take the opportunity to call out the big Australian when he called the show and told Moore exactly what he thought of his tackling back in his day, “It was interesting listening to the chat surrounding the Callum Butcher tackle on David Turnbull and I have got to say, Craig Moore, that would be an average tackle for Craig Moore when he was in his pomp.

He was on of the dirtiest players I have ever seen in my life!”

As Moore desperately tried to plead his case by saying, “I don’t think I was a dirty player mate, c’mon!”, the Celtic fan replied, “Oh you were. You were. You might not have been before you joined Rangers, but you certainly dirty when you played for Rangers but I guess that’s just what happens when you sign for them.

It was a great call, with a hint of banter but also a dose of the truth for the former Rangers defender.

Moore was a hard tackling defender, no doubt.

So much so that his former team mate Barry Ferguson calls him, regularly, an absolute animal on the show.

To be fair to Moore, he took it well but it was still a small dose of reality for the former Rangers man.

“You should be in prison” – Incredible twitter reply as Alex Rae responds to ‘stolen tax’ tweet
The EBT's. The just won't go away will they? Not for as …
Racist abuse of Kyogo never happened. Incredible Sevco fan claim. Wait till you see the reason why
Kyogo Furuhashi is a constant thorn in Rangers fans side. The Japanese …
Andy Halliday’s brilliant hypocrisy laid bare at Turnbull tackle
Poor Andy really needs to think before he talks!
Go Radio promote anti Kyogo debate as Barry Ferguson and Mark Guidi make incredible striker accusation
It didn't take long for the deranged twitter opinions to reach the …

“You should be in prison” – Incredible twitter reply as Alex Rae responds to ‘stolen tax’ tweet

The EBT’s. The just won’t go away will they?

Not for as long as the Celtic fans continue to remind those Rangers players that cheated the tax man with their ‘loans’.

I suppose the one good thing to come out of it was that it led to the eventual death of the club from Govan, so small mercies I guess.

Alex Rae was a recipient of one of these EBT’s to the tune of over £500,000. An incredible sum of money. Money, even if tax was paid on it, some can only dream of earning.

He was reminded of this on Twitter last night by a Celtic fan when he posted a semi coherent tweet about the Rangers/Lyon shambles:

And it’s not very often Rae replies to tweets like this but when he did, he went for the obvious reply:

Yeah I know, the grammar police is just about the poorest comeback you can hit back with on the social media platform but he went there.

But a Celtic fan went even further when he suggested that there is only one place Rae should be after avoiding his taxes in a stunning reply:

There were various other replies to the tweet that I shall not divulge on here but this is a stark response and an indication to the depth of feeling that still runs within the support after the EBT tax years robbed the club of trophies and probably millions of pounds of Champions League money.

“I don’t think I was a dirty player mate, c’mon!” – Listen as Celtic fan brilliantly owns former Rangers defender on live radio
As the debate over the Callum Butcher tackle on David Turnbull continues, …
Racist abuse of Kyogo never happened. Incredible Sevco fan claim. Wait till you see the reason why
Kyogo Furuhashi is a constant thorn in Rangers fans side. The Japanese …
Andy Halliday’s brilliant hypocrisy laid bare at Turnbull tackle
Poor Andy really needs to think before he talks!
Go Radio promote anti Kyogo debate as Barry Ferguson and Mark Guidi make incredible striker accusation
It didn't take long for the deranged twitter opinions to reach the …

Racist abuse of Kyogo never happened. Incredible Sevco fan claim. Wait till you see the reason why

Kyogo Furuhashi is a constant thorn in Rangers fans side.

The Japanese forward is terrorising defences on Scotland and because they cannot get near him on the ball or on the park, they attack him off it.

The narrative being spun that Kyogo is somehow a cheat or a diver even although video evidence proves he is being targeted by opposition players is sinister and it has made it onto the main stream media, as I reported earlier.

The fact the abuse he is getting on the park is video’d and in the public domain should be proof enough that it’s actually happening. And the same goes with the racist abuse he received on a supporters bus. All videos. All public. All there for anyone to see.

But this Rangers fan claimed it never happened. This Rangers fan claims that the reason there was public uproar and fans got banned (although there is doubt to whether or not that actually happened) was because nothing actually went on.

The reason?

He wasn’t there. Yep. Kyogo Furuhashi wasn’t on the bus, so he wasn’t racially abused.

I wasn’t there when Rangers died as well but it definitely happened though.

And the Celtic fans just couldn’t wait to take this on:

Quite incredible.

“I don’t think I was a dirty player mate, c’mon!” – Listen as Celtic fan brilliantly owns former Rangers defender on live radio
As the debate over the Callum Butcher tackle on David Turnbull continues, it seems as though the SFA are set to throw the book at the Dundee United man after the outrage over the last few days. And rightly so. Reviewing the incident on The Go Radio Football Show, former Rangers defender Craig Moore agreed that the tackle was a shocker …
“You should be in prison” – Incredible twitter reply as Alex Rae responds to ‘stolen tax’ tweet
The EBT's. The just won't go away will they? Not for as long as the Celtic fans continue to remind those Rangers players that cheated the tax man with their 'loans'. I suppose the one good thing to come out of it was that it led to the eventual death of the club from Govan, so small mercies I guess. Alex …
Andy Halliday’s brilliant hypocrisy laid bare at Turnbull tackle
Poor Andy really needs to think before he talks!
Go Radio promote anti Kyogo debate as Barry Ferguson and Mark Guidi make incredible striker accusation
It didn't take long for the deranged twitter opinions to reach the mainstream. And they fell for it!

Andy Halliday’s brilliant hypocrisy laid bare at Turnbull tackle

Andy Halliday. The Rangers player Celtic fans loved to taunt.

Remember the time he was subbed of against us and he raged at wee Pedro? Delicious.

But I also remember the times he has played against us and…..no wait, we’ll get to that.

After Dundee United’s Callum Butcher’s horror tackle on David Turnbull over the weekend, Halliday was appearing in his usual weekly spot of Clyde 1 Superscoreboard when he was asked his opinion on the tackle.

And without a single hint of self awareness, Halliday said, “iwhoh nhowibr niobwg“.

I’m kidding. What he actually said was, “Yeah, listen it’s not pretty whatsoever.

It’s the last thing you want see in football because we’ve spoke so highly about David Turnbull over the last 18 months and what he brought to the Celtic team.

It looks bad straight away even in live television. It was really, really ugly.

I mean it ticks every box that a referee’s looking at.

It’s excessive force, it’s high, it’s reckless and David Turnbull is very, very fortunate not to pick up an injury.”

So ugly as in Callum McGregor’s ankle type ugly? Or ugly as in Paddy Roberts right knee ugly?

Or ugly as in the tackle from behind on Leigh Griffiths ugly?

Yeah Andy. Glass houses and stones do mix well do they?

Go Radio promote anti Kyogo debate as Barry Ferguson and Mark Guidi make incredible striker accusation

I am getting sick fed up of this topic of debate.

The narrative being pushed that somehow Celtic striker, Kyogo Furuhashi, is a cheat or a conman is becoming sinister.

Usually this type of trash talk is kept for the brain dead element of a particular set of supporters on Twitter, but on last nights Go Radio Football Show, it took another turn as two major pundits labelled the Celtic striker a diver after a loaded Rangers fan caller was allowed to spout his nonsense about the Hoops player.

And the pundits fell for it.

Barry Ferguson said, “Yeah the quicker we get VAR in the better.

For me I don’t like people diving. I’ll be honest with you, it’s a pet hate of mine. I’m not going to take anything away from Kyogo as a player, he’s been fantastic since he’s came in.

But some of the stuff that he done, I think it was John Souttar, he doesn’t need to do that.”

And fellow pundit Mark Guidi also joined in when he said, “And on diving, Kyogo has not covered himself in glory. But it’s not exclusive to Kyogo. 

“It happens in Scottish football. And what I’d say is, as I’ve said this many times on another station, for me, I’d love to see the PFA take the initiative, set an agenda on their own,  and say, ‘We do not condone diving you are cheating your fellow members‘.

“We give referees stick for getting decisions wrong and rightly so. Sometimes referees are being conned.  It’s not necessary. But it’s not exclusive to Kyogo. It happens in the game. And it needs to be stamped out.”

So it has gone mainstream now. The deranged opinions of the twitter idiots has been swallowed and verified by pundits on a national broadcaster.

What has the game come to!

“I don’t think I was a dirty player mate, c’mon!” – Listen as Celtic fan brilliantly owns former Rangers defender on live radio
As the debate over the Callum Butcher tackle on David Turnbull continues, …
“You should be in prison” – Incredible twitter reply as Alex Rae responds to ‘stolen tax’ tweet
The EBT's. The just won't go away will they? Not for as …
Racist abuse of Kyogo never happened. Incredible Sevco fan claim. Wait till you see the reason why
Kyogo Furuhashi is a constant thorn in Rangers fans side. The Japanese …
Andy Halliday’s brilliant hypocrisy laid bare at Turnbull tackle
Poor Andy really needs to think before he talks!

Chris Sutton causes another Sevco meltdown even after some good news

Chris Sutton is probably one of the best pundits in Scotland.

Fair when it comes to the criticism and praise of ALL clubs (including Celtic) in Scotland and his analysis of the game is generally spot on.

But when it comes to winding up them, he is the master at it.

No matter what he tweets, it is without a shadow of a doubt that he lives rent free over in Govan.

His latest tweet just further proves how much he irritates them as he took a dig at the clubs fans for being banned from their away trip to Lyon.

Obviously likening their ban to his from Ibrox, the Rangers fans didn’t like it and even although they are now free to make the trip to France, they still abuse Sutton on the social media platform.

Were they not apoplectic just less than 24 hours ago about Kris Boyd being abused by Celtic fans?

Even in the face of good news, they are still raging:

The rage is real in this lot and I am sure they will calm down at some point. Eventually. Maybe.

James Dornan calls out Kris Boyd abuse and the Ibrox fans reply, strangely, with moonhowling abuse

I find the Ibrox support a really strange bunch at times. I really do.

I know plenty of Rangers supporters that are level headed, enjoy their football and are all round decent people. I can say the same for some Celtic supporters I know.

And both support have their element of idiots. That is a fact.

But his section of Rangers fans that replied to MSP James Dornan’s tweet calling out the abuse have got me baffled.

For years the Ibrox twitter hoards have berated Dornan, a well known Celtic fan, for his seemingly, lack of action when it comes to calling out sectarian abuse shouted from the Celtic support.

Yesterday, he chose to call out the Kris Boyd abuse he received at Tannadice but was then roundly abused himself for doing so.

The moonhowling element of the support seem to have an issue with his “I know he is an ex-Rangers player but” part of the tweet and they have somehow , incredibly, taken that to mean that he is ok with the abuse because he is a former Ger.

I don’t get it. He was a former Rangers player. That’s why he isn’t liked. That and the fact he talks absolute shite about Celtic and our players and that he cannot, for the life of him, remain impartial in his job.

Celtic fans don’t like Kris Boyd because he is an ex-Kilmarnock player. See how it doesn’t work that way?

The perma-offended amongst their support is draining. Looking to see a sinister connotation with an MSP calling out bigotry just shows their mentality.

I will not publish any of the abuse here, you can see it on the thread if you wish.

Dornan is constantly abused by that support and the fact that they have abused HIM for trying to do something that they have been calling out for years is irony to another level.

I bet you wish hadn’t bothered now James?

Anthony Joseph carpet bombs Celtic transfer stories in four amazing tweets

Wow. A series of tweets, a flurry of excitedness and swooning over Jota.

And that was just me when I read them!

Anthony Joseph blew twitter away this afternoon with a flurry of tweets that ranged from Vasilis Barkas leaving for Turkey, Jota’s contract clause being activated and the imminent arrival (hopefully) of the three boys from the Japanese J League.

It truly was something as the Sky Sports man blind sided the Celtic fans with these brilliant updates and it seems Ange Postecoglou has been a busy boy over the last few months.

The Celtic gaffer always said it was his plan to dip into the Japanese market but that dip became a full blown 10m dive as Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda and Yosuke Ideguchi were all confirmed as targets for the Celtic boss.

But, even more interestingly, the speculation surrounding Jota seems to be nearing it’s end as Joseph confirmed that Celtic are expected to activate his £6.5m loan clause to make his deal permanent this winter. This news will excite the Hoops fans as they have been wishing this to happen ever since they clapped eyes on the Portuguese.

And a welcome departure of goalkeeping flop Vasilis Barkas was also dropped in there for effect.

A good news day for all Hoops fans!

“Maybe that’s just my paranoia” – Listen as brilliant Celtic fan caller calls out media coverage of Kyogo goal

This was a brilliant call.

As you all know, I listen to various podcasts to bring you any Celtic news that I think is relevant from them and sometimes you get a gem of a call from a Celtic fan that you just need to highlight.

This fan called Clyde 1 Superscoreboard to get his point across about the coverage that Kyogo’s goal has received compared to other dodgy decisions that have gone AGAINST his team and he spoke brilliantly.

The fan said, “I thought the performance was excellent. Especially the first half and then again I’m reading the papers I began to wonder if I was at the game last night.

The reports in The Sun. It’s unbelievable. Okay, there was controversy about the goal.

Probably touch and go. I thought at the time it look alright. But it’s the furore in the papers about Hearts getting robbed.”

To get the full flavour of the call, have a listen below:

The fan put his points across very well and even didn’t take any nonsense from the host, Gordon Duncan, when he tried to make a claim the caller didn’t.

And this is the thing. Many Celtic fans are philosophical about these decisions to the point where ‘honest mistakes’ are just part of the fabric of the game.

The calls for VAR to come into the game are hopefully going to be heeded as there is only one team that will feel the blow of a video assistant referee right?

Video calls out Ibrox sectarian abuse of Celtic star

After Kris Boyd’s abuse live on Sky Sports where the Celtic fans called him a ‘fat orange b*stard’, there was widespread condemnation from the Ibrox support as cries of sectarianism crowed from them.

And, of course, they are correct. We simply cannot move on or forward or take the moral high ground when our own support sometimes stoop to the levels of those in Govan.

So, I am hoping, that those Rangers supporters who spent all Sunday afternoon urging Celtic fans to condemn the singing, will also condemn the abuse Leigh Griffiths received from a supporter as he was about to come on as a sub for Dundee.

If sectarianism is going to get called out, it needs done so by both sets of fans on all instances. Not just because it suits an agenda.

But, sadly, it won’t be and we will continue on this merry dance for time in perpetuity.

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