May 27, 2022

CELTIC’s surprise defeat to Bodo / Glimt in the Europa Conference League caused some painful jokes on the other side of Glasgow.

One of those who could not resist was former Rangers midfielder Alex Roy.


Celtic had a disappointing match against Bodo / Gilmot.Credit: Reuters
Former Rangers star Alex Roy popped up his old club rivals after their defeat.


Former Rangers star Alex Roy popped up his old club rivals after their defeat.Credit: PA

The 52-year-old, who starred at Ibrox between 2004-06, was as arrogant to his old club’s former rivals as a full-time whistle was blowing at Parkhead.

Celtic lost 3-1 to Norway, next week in the second round the men of Ang Postikoglu have to do it all.

Rae was commenting on the Rangers’ famous Europa League victory over Borussia Dortmund in the hours before the Celtic game on BT Sport.

Apparently he was still feeling quite arrogant and as he was riding on the wave of hope he fired a barb towards Celtic Park, especially towards the famous disco lights of the stadium.

Using some popular poetic rhetoric, Rae said on Twitter: “Someone turn off the disco lights, it’s gone a little bit.”

Her tweet was accompanied by a light emoji and a dancing man emoji.

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The Hopes were 1-0 down within six minutes of the kick-off when runner Espjord hit.

It remained the same until halftime but Celtic failed to atone for their first half display after the break and were 2-0 down within ten minutes of the resumption thanks to Amal Pellegrino.

Daisy Maida pushed back one for the Hopes with a normal time of 11 minutes and the stands were suddenly energized.

No pass marks Celtic players are ranked as flops by Ang Postikoglu against Bodo / Glimt

But it failed to translate into the pitch as the Celtics outscored Hugo Whitlson and allowed him to attack from a distance, a vicious deflection by Colm McGregor sending the ball into the loop over goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Earlier, Rangers beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2.

It was Ibrox Club’s 50th match against the German opposition in Europe and immediately became the most memorable in their history.

The Blues led 2-0 at half time thanks to goals from James Turnier and Alfredo Morellos.

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John Lindstrom added a stunning third before Jude Bellingham reduced Dortmund’s balance.

Morels’ failed strike was turned into a 4-1 draw by Dan Axel Zagadu in his own net.

Nine minutes later, Rafael Guerrero scored to make it 4-2, leaving Gerez with a two-goal cushion to take Gwen back next week.

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