Former Celtic defender Gary Caldwell has said that the Hoops should show city rivals Rangers, ‘respect’ at the weekend by giving them a guard of honour on their visit to Celtic Park. The obsession with this tiny point scoring exercise is stupid and should be treated as such.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Caldwell made the comments suggesting Celtic should show ‘class’ and ‘humility’ by giving the Ibrox side a guard of honour.
Former Celtic captain Gary Caldwell believes the hosts should 'show Rangers respect' and give them a guard of honour at Celtic Park on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/Pm1gf5IVt5
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) March 18, 2021
Many Celtic fans have, of course, disagreed with this opinion, with Caldwell even admitting he believes that would be the case.
Caldwell isn’t the former player or manager to suggest the idea with the likes of John Hughes and Brendan Rodgers also saying the same.
We have seen in the past, that Rangers have refused to give us a guard of honour after winning the title which has left fans of the opinion that the idea should be forgotten altogether.
Ultimately, the idea of a guard of honour is something of the past and will probably be fazed out of the game within a few years. There seems to be a lot more talk around this rather than other conversation points ahead of the derby.