Celtic's Ryan Christie hits out at Rangers' 'Glasgow is blue' statements

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic;  Ryan Christie of Celtic hits a shot towards goal

Glasgow Rangers produced a superb performance in the latest Old Firm clash at Ibrox.

Ryan Christie of Celtic in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St Mirren at Celtic Park on January 23, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

In comments reported by STV, Ryan Christie has hit back at a couple of the Rangers players for declaring that 'Glasgow is blue' in the wake of their Old Firm win at the weekend.

Steven Gerrard's side were superb on Sunday. James Tavernier opened the scoring inside the first two minutes as his free-kick evaded everyone on its way into the net. And Scott Arfield doubled the lead after some brilliant work from Glen Kamara and a delicious dummy from Jermain Defoe.

 

The victory prompted both Tavernier and Wes Foderingham to make the claim that Glasgow is blue on social media, with plenty of the Ibrox faithful feeling that Gerrard's men had sent Celtic a real warning ahead of next season.

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But with the Hoops on course to complete a domestic Treble - they have wrapped up the Scottish Premiership title and have a Scottish Cup final to look forward to - Christie suggested that the Gers stars have got ahead of themselves.

James Tavernier of Rangers is celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox...

"I think going into the game if the league was still for grabs then the game could have gone differently. I don't think there's too much to read into it," he said, as reported by STV. "You saw it with a couple of comments and going through the press and from their side that 'Glasgow is blue' and that kind of stuff.

"When you look at it now, we're going in to the last couple of weeks and we've got a trophy day and a cup final to look forward to. They certainly don't have that. I think at the weekend Glasgow will be green and white, that's for sure."

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It is certainly looking as if Celtic are going to complete another clean sweep with the domestic trophies, so it is little surprise that some of the Hoops stars feel that their rivals have got carried away.

But what Rangers' win has definitely done is set up a crucial summer for both clubs ahead of next season. Celtic will still be favourites, but the Gers' win hints that the Bhoys cannot afford to get their managerial appointment wrong if they want to stay ahead next year.

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