CELTIC will go to Ibrox on Sunday as Champions but there will be no recognition of their achievement by the opposing side who will not give the traditional guard of honour as a show of sportsmanship and respect.
According to quotes unearthed by SunSport, Celtic once agreed to give the former Ibrox club a guard of honour 43 years ago when Sean Fallon was the acting Celtic manager due to Jock Stein being in a car accident.
“Rangers won the title by being the most consistent team in the country. Sean Fallon said at the time.
“And we will give the champions their recognition before the game, in the same way as we would do to any other club coming to Parkhead having just won the title.”
The quote from Sean Fallon suggests the club were ready to do the classy thing for their Glasgow rivals when the police intervened and stopped it from happening out of crowd concerns.
The game back then went onto be a 0-0 draw.
Sean Fallon passed away in 2013 – the Celtic legend cemented his place in the club’s history over the years. This classy move by the man back then is unsurprising as he always conducted himself with class and dignity.
Celtic will walk onto the Ibrox pitch on Sunday as champions and whether they clap us or not – the bhoys should make sure they know who is the best side in the country.