Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to react after Kris Boyd aimed a dig at Celtic fans, following last night’s 2-0 win in the Europa League.
What’s the story?
Well, Celtic will have to settle for Conference League football after losing to Bayer Leverkusen, on the same night Rangers beat Sparta Prague.
After Giovanni van Bronckhorst oversaw a 3-1 loss to Hibernian in the Scottish League Cup semi-final, Boyd claims he received comments from Celtic fans asking why he’s been so quiet.
Therefore, you can understand why he was so smug on Sky Sports last night, as the Gers secured their place in the Europa League Round of 32 and Celtic didn’t.
Boyd said: “I’ve heard there’s a few Celtic fans wondering where I’ve been the last few days. They’ll not need to worry because I definitely will be here speaking about Rangers in the knockout stages of the Europa League.
“And we know after tonight, that’s not for everyone. Good night!”
Kris Boyd taking his chance to have a pop at Celtic after they were knocked out of the Europa League on the same night Rangers went through is the sort of pettiness we can all get behind. pic.twitter.com/rAXfcHQhyN— HLTCO (@HLTCO) November 26, 2021
You can understand why the Rangers fans loved hearing this.
Boyd barely wasted ten minutes before getting a dig in at Celtic – you could tell by the look on his face that he couldn’t wait to get it out!
Rangers in a great place for Giovanni van Bronckhorst
The semi-final defeat to Hibernian was arguably the worst way to start Van Bronckhorst’s reign at Ibrox.
However, securing a place in the Round of 32 is a huge achievement, and it sets the Dutchman up for an interesting second half of the campaign.
If Van Bronckhorst can maintain a push for the Europa League, and stay ahead of Celtic in the Scottish Premiership, it would be a fantastic start to life in Glasgow.
It was especially intriguing to see Van Bronckhorst push Alfredo Morelos higher up the field as an outright No.9 last night, after Steven Gerrard had used him deeper.
There are certainly promising signs, to say the least.
For now, let’s see what the Rangers fans on Twitter have been saying about Boyd’s comments…
Brilliant Boyd, the highs and lows of supporting your team. Amazing what a few days can bring. We all shared the misery of defeat and now celebrating a much deserved victory. What’s not to like about this 👏🏻👍— Falwheel (@johnhen69867768) November 25, 2021
Outstanding 🤣— Jamie Halliday (@Jamie_Hads) November 25, 2021
Hahaha unreal 👏🏻😄— Lee Lowry (@LeeLowry_RFC) November 25, 2021
God I love this man— Austin Towe (@ATowser28) November 26, 2021
@dutchycsgo absolute class 😂— Andrew (@XpWolfie) November 26, 2021
Superb 🇬🇧— Andrew Bluebells (@andrewbluebells) November 25, 2021