Once a Celtic captain, always a Celtic captain. That's what supporters of the Scottish champions have been tweeting about Motherwell centre-back Stephen McManus after Thursday night's game against Rangers.
Indeed, the 32-year-old netted against the Gers during the Scottish Premiership play-off final first leg as Motherwell won 3-1 at Ibrox.
Things didn't quite go to plan for Stuart McCall as Rangers found themselves 3-0 down within 47 minutes and a late goal may have given them some hope. But that hope is slim ahead of the second leg and Celtic fans have been basking in the glory of their ex-skipper scoring against their fierce rivals.
Rangers had looked strong going into the play-off final after successfully navigating four other play-off games. But Motherwell looked determined not to be playing Scottish Championship football next season and McManus and co delivered to put them firmly in the driving seat ahead of the reverse fixture.
Is there any hope for McCall's Gers heading to Fir Park?
While Rangers fans may be fearing the worst, Celtic fans appear to be looking forward to the prospect of another season without facing Rangers in the league. Here's how they reacted to McManus's performance on Twitter:
Stephen McManus......once a Celtic Captain........always a Celtic Captain.— Happy Celtic Lass (@HappyCelticLass) May 28, 2015
I'm sure McManus loved that goal, Celtic for life— brendan (@brendanomalleyy) May 28, 2015
I think I celebrated mcmanus goal more than any he scored for celtic bar the last second goal on NYD at tynecastle!— peter goldie (@pgoldie72) May 28, 2015
"Celtic will always be a part of me, it will always be my first love in football." Stephen McManus— CelticQuote (@CelticQuote) May 28, 2015
@celticfc the only celtic 'great' I care about right now is Stephen McManus— Scott Jamieson (@ScottJamieson98) May 28, 2015
Stephen McManus doing that for his 7 years at Celtic just as much as he's done it to help keep Well up.— Greg Cameron (@greg_c92) May 28, 2015
STEPHEN MCMANUS YOU CELTIC LEGEND— Jack (@Jackh1999Hue) May 28, 2015