Rangers stretched their advantage to 18 points on Sunday as Celtic slipped up

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Celtic are a “laughing stock” and Rangers are lapping it up.

That’s according to Kris Commons, who has seen his former side lurch from crisis to crisis this season.

Aside from having exited three cup competitions, the champions find themselves 18 points behind Rangers with just eight Premiership matches remaining.

Why you'd be foolish to write Celtic off next season

They endured another low point on Sunday when Jordan White gave Ross County a 1-0 victory over Neil Lennon’s team in Dingwall.

Photo by Paul Campbell/Getty Images

With Rangers sealing the title at Celtic Park a very real prospect, Commons says followers of Steven Gerrard’s side will be in their element.

Writing on page 16 of Monday’s ‘The Verdict’ pullout in the Scottish Daily Mail, Commons said: “Celtic are firmly back at square one as this omnishambles of a season rumbles on and continues to plumb new depths.

“The only thing missing in it all is the Benny Hill theme tune.

“For a team of such modest resources (Ross County) to have beaten Celtic not once but twice in the same season – home and away, says it all, really.

Neil Lennon apologised to fans afterwards but he knows deep down himself that it just doesn’t wash anymore. The fans don’t want to hear it.

Photo by Paul Campbell/Getty Images

“This was supposed to be the season of their dreams as the club went chasing the Holy Grail of 10-in-a-row.

“Instead, the club have turned into a laughing stock. I’m sorry, but that’s exactly what they are just now.

“That game was live on Sky Sports last night. By the time the full-time whistle had gone, I dare say it was mostly Rangers fans who were left watching.

“Celtic fans must have turned over to Coronation Street or Antiques Roadshow. Anything would have been better than watching that.

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images

“I guarantee you that, all over the country, Rangers fans would have watched that last night and been in absolute hysterics laughing at it all. The tears were probably blinding them.

“For Celtic though, it’s tears of a different sort.

“The whole season has been a write-off, while Rangers have just sat back and lapped it up. That’s the most galling thing for any Celtic supporter.”

If both Celtic and Rangers win their next two games, Gerrard’s men can win the title in the derby on March 21.

In other news, 'He hates that': Sky pundit says Levy doesn't like Mourinho's treatment of two Tottenham players