Celtic and Ranger color code violations as Billy Gilmour’s mother follows peperami ban and blue shirt doesn’t fit
It was Billy Gilmour’s big moment as the new Norwich City moneylender was revealed alongside his mom, dad and brother over the weekend.
The Scotland and Chelsea star has a close bond with his family who have played a vital role in guiding him through his burgeoning career.
And a quip from mum Carrie caught fans’ imaginations as her Rangers allegiances became evident.
She said “I’ll keep some yellow” while Mr Gilmour said “she doesn’t like that ‘green’ color, she takes a shirt outside!”
And his remark was certainly a preview for the uninitiated who are perfectly ignorant of the tribalism that comes with supporting Celtic and Rangers.
Sport record rummaged through the archives to pick up on other occasions when color missteps were taken.
Blue shirt no go
Gordon Strachan conquered his Celtic audience with three titles and two trips to the knockout stages of the Champions League but he felt confronted from the start because of a fashion faux pas during his big unveiling in 2005. Speaking in 2012 he said: “There is no hiding place in Scotland. There was a reaction when I wore a blue shirt on my first day at Celtic. That sums it up. I had to change car I had a blue car and was advised to change it.
Archie McPherson jokingly celebrated “It looks like the peperami is too hot for Rangers to handle “following the spicy sausage treat that was reportedly thrown at Ibrox in 2005 due to its green packaging. The story caught the imagination and former Hoops keeper Rab Douglas devoured one as he warmed up a sub-keeper in Ibrox when he was launched in his direction.
Domino’s color change
Food facilities at stadiums across Scotland have been criticized over the years, so Parkhead fans rejoiced when Celtic revealed that a kiosk serving pizza giants Domino’s debuted in 2014. But observers quickly noted that their famous blue, red and white logo was changed to a solid black font that was bordered by green paint inside the stadium itself.
Green boot no go
Pedro Caixinha has vowed to always fight for Rangers, but his thought outside the box would have carried more weight if his team got results on the pitch. Barrie McKay was one of the players who adorned Nike shoes in bright green during the 2016/17 season as Celtic beat an Invincible Treble and the Ibrox team couldn’t do much. on this subject. The Portuguese bullfighter urged his players to abandon them. Next, Josh Windass would claim on Open Goal that longtime man Jimmy Bell would take McKay’s cleats off so he couldn’t wear the shoes sporting the color of their biggest rivals.
‘Glasgow’ flip flops
Celtic’s website found itself in the crosshairs of angry fans when they sold a ‘Glasgow’ strip for Euro 2020. The Adidas branded kit was part of UEFA’s series to create a home top for each of the Summer Football Festival hosts.
But two key issues emerged for disgruntled Hoops supporters, as the blue kit was a dead ringtone for a 90s Rangers gang and it would cost fans £ 55 for the sake of buying it.