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Celtic fans on Twitter lead the slating of Alex McLeish after his comments on Scottish football

The Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to comments from the Scotland manager, Alex McLeish. The 59-year-old told Sky Sports News that Scottish football needs Rangers to be stronger and to be competing with Celtic to improve Scottish football, even if the Celtic fans propping our bar up all disagree. Rangers lost their last two games to Celtic 4-0 and 5-0 and the gap between them looks bigger than ever.

Brendan Rodgers’ side secured the Scottish Premier League title on Sunday when they thrashed Graeme Murty’s side 5-0 at Parkhead and they now sit just one win away from back-to-back domestic trebles when they take on Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final on 19th May. Rangers have been back in the top flight of Scottish football for two seasons and after finishing trophyless and third last season, they’ll be at least trying to better that with a 2nd place this season.

Rangers have been on the rebuild for a number of years after suffering their relegation to the Scottish third division at the end of the 2011/12 season following the EBT scandal. Despite Rangers’ demise, this season has seen Aberdeen and Hibs fighting it out for a second place this season. McLeish’s comments that Celtic would be stronger if Rangers were stronger look to have fallen on deaf ears among the Bhoys in Green as they’ve laughed off the fact that a stronger Rangers makes for a stronger Scotland.

You can read our local Celtic fans’ verdict on McLeish’s comments here:

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