Best Twitter responses as fans react to Celtic beating Rangers

Scott Brown (left) and Kieran Tierney celebrate Celtic's victory. Picture: SNS

Scott Brown (left) and Kieran Tierney celebrate Celtic's victory. Picture: SNS

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Celtic defeated Rangers thanks to a late Moussa Dembele goal to reach the final of the Betfred Cup, though their performance was much more dominant than the 1-0 scoreline would indicate.

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As usual with any Old Firm game, opinions were flying around on social media in the aftermath of the match. Here are the pick of the bunch.

WHAT CELTIC FANS SAID

@marcmcardle1: Mark Warburton says the so-called gap between Celtic and Rangers isn’t as big as people think. I’ll have some of what he’s having.

@Moravcik67_: Warbuton is right. The gap between Celtic and the Rangers is narrower. But only because we’re coming back round to lap them.

@Raffaelopietro: I don’t think I’ve ever seen Celtic win a match in which they carried so much bad luck. Rogers can walk on water.

‏@aHellofaBeating: Celtic dominance demonstrated in match stats; almost identical to the 5-1 win. Only difference less clinical finishing/better goalkeeping?

WHAT RANGERS FANS SAID

@RangersCulture: Great improvement Rangers. Didn’t offer a lot going forward. But we looked like the passion was there today. Chin up. We go again.

@NathC1994: The last time I accepted a negative outlook of a game was Walters 5-4-1 against Barcelona that was acceptable not today.

@CemetryGates89: Too many individual mistakes. That’s the difference there - they have better players, but daft mistakes are the difference as ever.

@ibroxrocks: There’s a gulf and it was never going to close this quickly. But we learned from the first game and let’s see where we are in May.

WHAT THE JOURNALISTS SAID

@BBCTomEnglish: Good semi-final, that. Not a 5-1 day for Celtic (though it could have been). Twenty four attempts on goal for them. One finally counted.

@BBCchrismclaug: Gap closing? Maybe a smidgeon but the 1-0 score line flattered Rangers. Celtic battered them for most of the match.

@GordonWaddell: As comprehensive a 1-0 as you’ll ever see. Celtic infinitely superior in ever department, depth included.

@The_Tman10: Garner cost more than Dembele let that sink in for a minute. Recruitment is EVERYTHING.

ON THE BT SPORT PANEL

@craig_killie: Not a huge fan of the “late night local radio phone in” vibe to the @btsportfootball commentary today.

@Oldfirmfacts1: Terry really putting the ‘Butcher’ in ‘Butcher every viewer’s enjoyment of this game please’.

@robbiecoull89: Chris Sutton and Terry Butcher are like two loud drunken slavers in the pub that I’m trying to ignore and wish they’d leave.

@timomouse: Just heard that, after spending today with Butcher and Sutton, Derek Rae has now completed the experience element of his NVQ in Childcare.

THE JOKES

@DuncMcKay: A late winner at Hampden against Rangers? Once again Celtic following Hibs’ lead.

@craig_killie: If this was an English Premier League game then folk would be saying “If this was a Scottish game then people would be slating it.”

@Oldfirmfacts1: Joey Barton frustrated after missing 2 Old Firm games in a row.

@TheCelticWiki: The big difference between today & 5-1 game was Craig Thomson’s ability to protect the Rangers defence much more effectively than Barton.

@Aidan_Celtic: I wouldn’t want to be a toilet at Hampden today.

@ibroxrocks: It’s been like the last scene of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in our box today.

@Deasybhoy: Least Joey Barton has company in Scott Brown’s pocket now that Andy Halliday is in too...

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