An absolutely mental clash in Kazakhstan ended in Celtic’s favour despite them losing 4-3 to Astana, as Brendan Rodgers’ men won the tie with an aggregate score of 8-4.
The big victory for the Hoops has secured them a place in this season’s UEFA Champions League group stage, which also promises over £30 million in prize money, TV revenue and sponsorship.
Not surprisingly, Celtic have been extravagant in celebrating this moment, and their act of blowing their own trumpet has, again, not surprisingly, caused much discomfort to a few fans across town.
Spotted on a popular Rangers fan forum, an angry Gers supporter actually went a wee bit too far with his rant to let people know about how wrong Celtic have been in putting up large hoardings all over Glasgow that read: “This is how it feels to be in the Champions League”.
Read the complaint (via @Madbhoy75) below –
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“In all seriousness, this is the sort of thing you would see in North Korea or some South American dictatorship. It is propaganda and bribery by another name. In, Iraq Sadaam Hussein had thousands of statues erected which bore his figure, the same thing happened in the old Soviet Union with Lenin and Stalin.
They have real delusions of grandeur, everything is huge size and plastered and designed to delight some and enrage others. I have contacted Arnold to see if Celtic have broken any commercial rules or sports transactions. It really does depend on WHO permitted this to go ahead. In all seriousness, these images are contentious as political or religious parades as they evoke such strong passions among many.”