Clement may have made a Celtic mistake with Rangers dig

Clement may have made a Celtic mistake with Rangers dig
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 07: Rangers manager Philippe Clement and Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers embrace on the final whistle after the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on April 07, 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

So it’s all about the weekend now, the big one and we have to say Brendan Rodgers clearly and very successfully got under the skin of Rangers manager Philippe Clement over the ‘fun’ comment.

Was it a crass comment, maybe, but Rangers’ boss once again showed his poor media performances the past couple of months continue by biting on Rodgers’ bait and condemning it.

Rangers fans were fed up with midfielder Todd Cantwell always getting embroiled with Mutton’s bait online, and he finally canned that nonsense, only for his manager to now humour that kind of thing himself and give Celtic the exact reaction they wanted.

Clement’s take on it wasn’t just being baited, but in fact rank hypocrisy. Claiming he’d never slander another club or talk about another club the way Rodgers has, yet spent ages some weeks ago talking smack about Dundee himself, regardless of merit.

We are well aware plenty of readers are frothing at the mouth right now in staunch defence of Phil, claiming what he said was his every right yadda yadda. Same ones were defending Fabio Silva yesterday when he slagged off our fans.

We have some supporters who will take the contrary view of anything, no matter what it is, or who is the subject. They are free to here.

But we don’t think Clement talking smack back to Rodgers was a wise move – Rangers keep doing this, talking sh*t about Celtic, and we never beat them to make good on the trash talk.

It’s just dumb. And Rodgers’ cocky comments would have been a lot better served ignored completely.

Rangers just don’t seem to handle the media well when it comes to upcoming Celtic matches – our players and now managers spout utter mince, misguided mince at that, and invariably end up looking silly.

If we were the ones who always won these fixtures, we’d get away with the trash talk.

But until that day comes, there’s nothing good coming of our club personnel digging at that lot before an Old Firm.

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