David Healy has told the Scottish Sun that he believes his old side Rangers should give Old Firm enemies Celtic a guard of honour at Ibrox when the two sides meet on Sunday.
Celtic earned their eighth consecutive Scottish Premiership title on Saturday as they eased past Aberdeen at Pittodrie with a 3-0 win, thanks to goals from Mikael Lustig, Jozo Simunovic and Odsonne Edouard.
Ahead of Sunday’s Old Firm derby – the fourth of the season – plenty of debate has been had over whether Rangers should give Celtic a guard of honour. Kris Boyd told the Scottish Sun: “I think it would be the right thing to do.”
The Scottish Sun have reported that Rangers will opt against doing so, but former Gers hitman Healy has now weighed in and agrees with Boyd, stating it is a classy gesture and the right thing to do.
“I read Kris Boyd’s comments saying Rangers would be a classier club if they did give the guard of honour,” Healy said. “In this day and age I firmly believe that it would be in the right spirit to do it.”
Yes, Rangers would be the bigger side and it certainly would be a classy gesture from Steven Gerrard’s men to give Celtic such praise. But as a Rangers fan, it would surely have a detrimental affect.
No Rangers fan will want to see their side applaud Celtic for winning the league title. The rivalry is so ferocious that supporters will be fuming if such a thing was to happen.
Rangers must weigh up a decision, and remember that fans travel home and away to support their club – not watch them praise their bitter rivals.