How social media has reacted to an eventful seven days of Scottish football.

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A panda owning a bear. A topless man dancing in a beanie. Lonely sausages.

Welcome to the week in Scottish football.

A week in which Celtic fans finally had something to cheer about, and four days later watched their side win the Scottish Cup.

Here’s a look at how events of the last seven days have played out on social media.


The week began with concerns of illegal activity in the northeast. Members of the public are warned to be on the lookout for a man wearing a beard and gilet.


Ally McCoist spent Tuesday night on English Premier League co-commentary duty, so Scottish football took a day off…


…before returning with a bang on Wednesday.

Ahead of their Betfred Cup quarter-final, both St Mirren and Rangers fans were confidently predicting a victory for Steven Gerrard’s side.

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Needless to say Jamie McGrath 17 scored twice, and needless to say there was no black eye for Paisley Panda.

Not a great night for predictions all round.

Rangers were strong favourites for the tournament following Celtic’s shock defeat against Ross County in the previous round.

A victory for the rest of Scottish football then, but Premier Sports might not be quite so enthusiastic.

Rangers were forced into a key change ahead of kick-off.

The club’s ‘PENALTY TO RANGERS’ tweet was also given a night off.

There’s ‘Celtic Da’ and then there’s ‘CELTIC DHA HH 10 SHAMROCK EMOJIS’. This might be firmly in the latter category, but you simply will not read a better pun this week than ‘Gerrard Bottler’.

If you couldn’t make a Rangers match in the ’90s you had to rely on Teletext or the radio for updates. In 2020, you just have to look at Kris Boyd’s face.


Of course the most grim picture in this thread was from a Scottish ground. Of course it was.


Some Rangers fans were struggling with side effects from Wednesday night’s drama.


The weekend brought an important message for Celtic fans.

That same fanbase started making additions to their Twitter drafts folder when Motherwell went into the break 1-0 up at Ibrox.

Dingwall’s David de Gea lookalike scene took a hit on Saturday with the departure of Stuart Kettlewell.


Shane Duffy. Scott Brown. Neil Lennon. Shane Duffy. Stevie Naismith. Andy Halliday. Shane Duffy.

The Scottish Cup Final promised entertainment, and it delivered.

There were fears among Celtic fans that, like the previous season’s Scottish Cup Final win against the same opposition, Peter Lawwell would be along to spoil the fun.

Nicola Sturgeon had another message for Scottish football fans.

Hundreds of tweets on the subject could essentially be condensed into these five words.

I had to watch this so now you have to watch this.

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