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Alex Rae reacts on Twitter to Celtic's CL exit

St Mirren Manager Alex Rae looks on during the Scottish Championship match between Rangers and St. Mirren at Ibrox Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic are out of the Champions League after losing to Cluj.

Ciprian Deac of CFR Cluj celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League, third qualifying round, second leg match between Celtic and CFR Cluj at Celtic Park...

Celtic's defeat to Romanian side Cluj has ended their Champions League adventure for another season.

The 5-4 aggregate loss prompted widespread mockery from fans of rivals Rangers.

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The results is damaging for Celtic, but it could have a negative impact on Rangers too beyond this season, as former star Alex Rae pointed out.

 

Rae referred to the UEFA co-efficient, with Scotland's low ranking already requiring the country's champions to qualify.

There is a chance Celtic's defeat has further repercussions, which could potentially include a lower seeding in draws.

Rae's comment might have been part said in jest, trying to be diplomatic after a rival's exit.

But his point rings true. There are only so many damaging results Scottish sides can endure before their task gets even harder.

St Mirren Manager Alex Rae looks on during the Scottish Championship match between Rangers and St. Mirren at Ibrox Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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