FORGETFUL WALTER SMITH has demanded Celtic players should show Rangers* more respect.
The former Ibrox boss has taken aim at the Hoops as anticipation builds towards the first showdown between the two Glasgow clubs.
Smith said: “You’ve got to have an overall respect for the teams you play against.
“Rangers will have a respect for Celtic. I’m not so sure Celtic are showing the same respect, with some of the comments their players are making.
“One of them is talking about scoring a hat-trick.”
Smith is referring to John Guidetti who said he WANTED to score three goals at Hampden. He didn’t say he WOULD score a treble.
Smith added: “I don’t think you can turn round and disrespect your opponents by saying you’re going to score three.
“If that is an overall feeling that Celtic have got, then it gives Rangers* probably a better opportunity than maybe they should have.”
In June 2012 Smith was part of a group that attempted to buy whatever it was that Charles Green had purchased from Duff and Phelps, the administrators of Rangers, after they failed to achieve a CVA and were plunged into liquidation. This bid was however unsuccessful and Smith in admitting defeat had this to say:
“We wish the new Rangers Football Club every good fortune.”
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Let’s say that again shall we Walter? “We wish the new Rangers Football Club every good fortune.”
PS We forgot to mention Murray’s idiotic quote of spending £10 every time Celtic spent £5. How respectful was that Walter and how did that excess spending turn out for Rangers (1872)?