Here’s the backstory for those who need it: The Scottish Premier League title was decided on Sunday. For Celtic to overtake Rangers on the final day, the Bhoys needed to beat Hearts at home and hope that Rangers failed to beat Dundee Utd away. Sadly for Celtic, that didn’t happen. Rangers won 3-0 at Tannadice, which made the ‘Gers champions of Scotland.
But there was a moment where it all seemed possible, when word spread around Celtic Park that Dundee Utd had equalized, which is what the big cheer in the above video (via 101GG CLICK HERE to see the clip in question) is all about.
How did this bit of misinformation get out? Well apparently it was a big prank by Rangers fans under the codename “Operation Tango”. All indications are that it was organized on the Rangers forum FollowFollow, where someone came up with the idea for all Rangers fans to text their Celtic supporting friends at the same time, and tell them Rangers had conceded. Like I said, very very mean. (The Offside)
I am surprised more pranks like this haven’t taken place in football, expect Man City fans to launch a similar surprise on their local rivals by all supporters texting their United fan friends by all texting at the exact same time to tell them that Ronaldo has been sold and then ruining all believability it all by suggesting he has signed for the Eastlands oufit!
To be fair to the Celtic fans they were probably getting a bit bored of winning the SPL time and again and decided that this way the rest of their glowing silverware laden trophy cabinet got a bit more breathing space.