Rangers beat Hearts 2-0 at Ibrox on Saturday to remain second in the Scottish Premiership.
It is surely a race for second place between Mark Warburton's side, Aberdeen and Hearts, but Saturday's win saw the Glasgow giants move four clear of the Dons and five ahead of Ian Cathro's side - both teams have a game in hand, however.
Celtic, on the other hand, have three games in hand; meaning that the Hoops' cushion is a potential - and probable, given their form - 17 points.
McKay claimed on Sunday that Rangers would not give up on winning the Premiership title, however, and Celtic fans have seen the funny side of the midfielder's optimistic comments.
hahahaha fkn ma sides,ma sides!!!Rangers won't give up on winning the title, says Ibrox kid Barrie McKay https://t.co/FMV7Qp3y3C— joe (@joedimagio) December 11, 2016
Calls for additional dope testing at Ibrox as Barrie McKay claims, "we're still in flag race"— DDH (@DDbeyond) December 11, 2016
oh Barrie McKay his drugs are wonderful, oh they're beautiful, magical— Primo Blanco (@Toddybhoy) December 11, 2016
Sevco player Barrie McKay states his club won't give up on the title race, 8 points ahead & 3 games in hand, is he having a laugh— Andy Stewart (@andy_bhoy1969) December 11, 2016
Barrie Mckay says Rangers are still in the hunt for the title.. Celtic are 8 points ahead with 3 games in hand.. aye very good Barrie— Jonny Watt (@j_watt11) December 11, 2016
Wee Barrie McKay saying there not giving up on the title wee man forget about looking up and worry who's behind you in the battle for second— Mark1980 (@markybhoy1980) December 11, 2016
Barrie McKay warns us. Ok then...— Danny McManus (@TheDeadLiving) December 11, 2016
It does seem very optimistic for Rangers to prevent Celtic from lifting the title for a sixth straight year.
Brendan Rodgers's side have won 40 points from a possible 42 this season. They would have to endure an unthinkable poor run of form, whereas Warburton's troops would have to put together a huge series of wins and it just seems nigh-on impossible at the moment.