Celtic icon Chris Sutton has poked fun at Glasgow Rangers striker Jermain Defoe by responding to his warning about the Ibrox club’s resurgence with a four-word response on Twitter.
Rangers had high hopes this season to finally stop Celtic’s stranglehold on the Scottish Premiership title, not to mention the two other domestic cups, which the Hoops have won the last three seasons.
Things looked to be going well for Steven Gerrard’s side heading into the winter break, but after action resumed, the Ibrox side’s domestic form collapsed, while Celtic’s was relentless.
By the time Scottish football was suspended in wake of the global health crisis, Celtic sit 13 points clear at the top of the table, have already won the League Cup, and are favourites for the Scottish Cup.
Defoe told Footballfancast: “I said it when I signed, I believe it’s only a matter of time before it happens. Celtic fans give me a bit of banter about it on social media but I do genuinely believe it’s only a matter of time.”
Sutton wasn’t overly impressed, and made his feelings clear on social media:
Here we go again… https://t.co/dD9CEdUVAF
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) May 12, 2020
This season really looked like the one where Rangers would at the very least return to silverware-winning ways, while their strongest XI have shown they’re more than a match for Celtic’s equivalents.
However, losing to some of the league’s more modest teams post-break, combined with Celtic’s relentless form in dispatching of similar sides, has cost Rangers dear, and though they’re getting closer each year, they’ve got some serious work to do for next season to ensure they don’t fall short again.