Tomorrow the Glasgow Celtic are set to take on Rangers for the last time this season and former Rangers boss Warburton has made a statement on Rangers not giving the Scottish Champions a guard of honour and Rangers fans are furious.
Ally McCoist is surprised by what former Rangers boss Mark Warburton said about Sunday’s visit of Celtic.
Celtic make the trip to Ibrox tomorrow in their first game since clinching an eighth successive Scottish Premiership title.
Traditionally, the opposing side would form a Guard of Honour for the newly-crowned champions, something that Rangers have no intention of doing.
The Gers’ refusal has prompted debate in midweek over whether it’s the right thing to do.
Warburton, who spent two years at Ibrox and led them back into the Scottish Premiership, said that his old side should pay their tribute to the Hoops.
But club legend McCoist said on BT Sport [10/05/2019] that the English manager wasn’t thinking right.
He said: “Warburton is clearly not thinking straight over this.
“Can you imagine? Seriously, only in Scotland could we get in a tizz about a guard of honour.”
Warburton only spent two years in Glasgow and perhaps that wasn’t enough time to fully grasp the animosity between the Old Firm enemies. Yes, it would be a classy gesture by Rangers, but Celtic would never do it if the shoe was on the other foot.
The light Blues only have pride to play for, after losing the title to Neil Lennon’s side. The same could be said about the Bhoys, though their season isn’t over yet.
Lennon’s side have a Scottish Cup final with Hearts at Hampden in two weeks time. Victory would seal the club’s third successive treble – the Treble Treble.