When it comes to discrediting Celtic’s recent ‘achievements’ in the Scottish Premiership, Rangers’ chairman Dave King is not the only one to have expressed derision over their victory of five titles in a row.
As we know, the South African-based businessman recently pointed out:
“The nine-in-a-row concept is meaningless unless both clubs are competing against each other. Even though Celtic have won the last five titles it is still only one-in-a-row in terms of our rivalry — and that is what truly counts for both sets of supporters. I interact with enough Celtic supporters on my visits to Glasgow to know how much they have missed competing with Rangers. Celtic fans have missed that competition as much as we have.”
Absolutely true, whatever the East End’s finest would claim. However, apparently an Italian commentator, presumably on Italy’s premier TV sports channel Rai, claimed:
“Mulgrew has won five in a row, just like Juve. But Rangers weren’t there so we aren’t going to count them.”
This tweet was swiftly deleted by its poster, Roger Mitchell (a successful businessman in Italy these days), amidst a backlash from fans of a Parkhead persuasion. That Mitchell is the same Roger Mitchell who used to be SPL CEO, and his distaste at Scottish football is evidently clear.
But the Italian commentator he is quoting certainly agrees with King and the majority of sane people.