Celtic fans aren’t impressed with Paul Lambert’s comments about Rangers

It seems the the debate regarding Rangers’ liquidation event in 2012 will rumble on forever, with former Celtic captain Paul Lambert wading into the discussion about the decision to have them start in the then Division Three after financial disaster.

The Ibrox side had to reapply to join the SPL after ‘oldco’ Rangers liquidated over five years ago, but clubs voted almost unanimously against the prospect, forcing a four-year journey in Scotland’s lower leagues to make it into the top-flight.

It’s a saga that Lambert feels had a detrimental effect on Scottish football as a whole.

Speaking to beIN Sports, the former Hoops midfielder said:

I think it was the worst decision to demote Rangers three leagues. It wasn’t good for the Scottish game, the Scottish league and certainly not for the national team. Celtic and Rangers, in years gone by, provided a lot of players for the national team and it’s mainly Celtic now. That’s the bigger picture and people hadn’t really thought it through. Nobody thought, ‘Well how is this going to affect Scotland, the league itself, Glasgow as a city?’ I think it was the wrong decision to put them down three leagues.

It’s fair to say though that his comments haven’t exactly been well received by Celtic supporters, who feel their former captain is wide of the mark to suggest it’s been wrong for the game in Scotland, also criticising his assertion that Rangers were demoted.

They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…