Rangers legend Ally McCoist slams Celtic 'nutcases' who protested outside stadium after Ross County defeat

Rangers legend Ally McCoist slams Celtic 'nutcases' who protested outside stadium after Ross County defeat

RANGERS legend Ally McCoist blasted Celtic 'nutcases' for breaking social distancing rules during a protest.

Thousands gathered outside Celtic Park after the Hoops' Betfred Cup humbling at the hands of Ross County.

Angry punters called for Neil Lennon to be sacked in the wake of the 2-0 defeat which ended Celts' 35-game unbeaten domestic cup run.

Lennon is under severe pressure with his side out of Europe and trailing Rangers by 11 points in the title race.

And fans have made it clear they want change by protesting at Parkhead.

But with Glasgow currently in Tier 4 lockdown, Rangers legend McCoist furiously hit out at those who ignored strict Scottish Government guidelines – labelling them an 'embarrassment to the country'.

He said: "There were outrageous scenes after the game.

"They're not supporters, I nearly called them supporters, that's exactly the one thing they are not.

"They completely embarrassed themselves with some of their behaviour, throwing fences at police vehicles.

"Listen, these weren't Celtic supporters, they were just nutcases, idiots, an embarrassment to the country never mind anything else.

"I couldn't believe the arrogance – who do they think they are? Celtic went on a domestic run where they won nine, ten, 11 trophies in a row and they get out and react like that?

"I don't think I've seen anything like that in this country to tell you the truth, you sometimes see it when it's Turkey and Italy.

"It was absolutely shocking, an embarrassment, they really were, it goes without saying we can do without that."

Celtic pledged to fully investigate the violent scenes that took place on Sunday night.

The club claim players and staff were targeted by missiles during a police escort away from the ground.

Two cops suffered minor injuries amid the chaotic events, while Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf blasted the 'disgraceful' yobs responsible.

McCoist added: "The first thing they were doing was breaking the social distancing rules.

"Not a lot shocks you nowadays. If you're not watching it live, you're seeing it within a minute.

"It left a really bad taste in our mouths watching it, you couldn't help but think of the players and Neil Lennon."

Celtic icon Rod Stewart said: "I'm heartbroken and disgusted. In all my years supporting Celtic I've never seen anything like that. It's shameful.

"I don’t think anyone would touch the Celtic job with a a barge pole.

"I’d let Neil Lennon finish the season, he can turn it around."

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