Cantwell epitomises how sportsmanship dies when you walk through the doors of Ibrox with his conduct against Celtic on Sunday
Sportsmanship is something that has always been in short supply at Ibrox.
When a club cheats its way to multiple trophies, all sporting principles have gone out the door.
Ultimately, that resulted in the old club’s death.
I guess that’s what you call Karma.
There are plenty of examples of bad sportsmanship from that era.
The mock huddle at Celtic Park on May 2nd 1999, is a prime example of Ibrox sportsmanship.
You’ve won the title on your arch rival’s ground, but that’s not good enough, let’s rub it in by mocking their huddle in front of their already distraught fans.
It wasn’t good enough that the ref handed you the win, you couldn’t let it be.
There is a litany of examples of bad sportsmanship from that club.
The singing of the Billy Boys after a title win in the 80’s, with Mo Judas Johnston stuck in the middle of it, is just another in a long line.
More recently, Fashion Sakala feigning injury to cheat his way to a penalty in the January derby, and then fist pumping and grinning to himself when he got what he wanted.
I could go on and on.
Put simply, sportsmanship is not part of the Ibrox DNA.
When you walk through those doors, you lie, cheat and steal your way to victory, no matter the cost.
If it kills your club, so be it, you start all over again, but this time, let’s be worse than the last entity.
I noticed something interesting yesterday on Viaplay’s build up advert to yesterday’s game, I don’t know if you noticed it, but I did.
They termed Celtic v the Ibrox side as Good vs Evil.
Now that’s an interesting take isn’t it?
Who is the good side and who is the evil side?
I guess that’s open to interpretation.
However, somebody thought the rivalry should be termed as Good vs Evil, so either subconsciously or intentionally, they believe one half of the rivalry is evil.
It would be even more interesting to know who decided that should be how the rivalry is termed.
Which side do they support?
My money would be on them supporting Celtic.
As I alluded to earlier, the current Ibrox entity has taken the decision to be worse than the club that died.
On Sunday, Todd Cantwell really epitomised their attitude to everyone else.
While Malik Tilman was injured and down receiving treatment, the Ibrox physio brought some water onto the pitch in his bag.
As the Ibrox players reached for bottles of water, Reo Hatate came up to his fellow professionals, asking for some water too.
Any normal player, at a normal club, wouldn’t bat an eyelid at this kind of request.
They’d just hand the opposition player a bottle of water, no questions asked.
But not Cantwell.
This snivelling little excuse for a player decided that Reo Hatate, being a Celtic player, was not entitled to an Ibrox bottle of water.
So, in a move which has provoked complete derision, he moved the bag out of Hatate’s reach.
I mean. it’s bad when in the end, Morelos was the one who handed Hatate a bottle of water.
You’ve got to admire Hatate’s persistence to get his water though.
He wasn’t allowing Cantwell to stop him.
Nor should he have either, as it shouldn’t have been an issue in the first place.
But you’ve got to wonder, what makes a player become so petty?
I don’t think Cantwell had previous when it comes to being an obnoxious arsehole, there was never any mention of him behaving obnoxiously during his time in England.
But since he has come north of the border, he has got himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Look, he’s an Ibrox player, he’s playing to a certain gallery, but even his team mates weren’t having it on Sunday.
Which suggests that there may be an interesting divide forming there already.
It’s been well publicised that Cantwell is on obscene money at Ibrox.
His performances as a player thus far certainly don’t warrant the wages he’s on.
He’s another one of these merchants who is all mouth, but delivers jack shit.
He’s in his fifth month at the club and he’s a serial loser already, who will finish the season empty handed.
I guess he’s got nothing better to do than to be an arsehole.
He certainly decided that sportsmanship wasn’t in his DNA.
No, it vacated his DNA when he entered Ibrox.
Just as it has done with many more before him.
And just as it will continue to do into the future as long as that club is alive.
Which may not be for long more the way things are going.
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Karma will surely find the scum of a human that is Cantwell. A man who refused a man a drink of water. That will be what he is remembered for.
Cantwell is a dick, it’s as simple as that.
Cantwell. Utterly disgusting oxygen thief
If you ever get lost in the Sahara desert and you see this figure walking towards you shimmering in the heat ,don’t be surprised if the sumbitch walks right past you especially if he’s Toad Cantwell ! What a prime example of human body waste …
Suspect it’s coming from the manager he tried to defend a staff member attempting to headbutt someone from behind,they’ve been spouting some nonsense from he’s took over Gio was respectful and and actual decent guy.This new character is full of himself and it’s clearly rubbing off on his players.Remember Jones tried to break someone’s leg under Gerard and actually seriously injured himself who was there as well Beale.
These players come from the other side of the world and show human respect, this arsehole comes from a few miles down the road and shows pure ignorance towards another human , but that is what that shower are all about.
Dick tok Todd will be another sevco failure just like many before him. He’s at the perfect club when it comes to failure. I predict the zombies will be wanting him out the door along with Michael mole before Christmas. He’s behaving like one of these little pricks who does the pavement dancing whenever there’s a fair dig about to happen. Then runs away or ends up on his arse the way maeda left him on the pitch! Can’t wait to get these crackpots again next season . Hail Hail.
Cuntwell is pure shite, I hope someone breaks the scum legs
Cantwell was a knob at Norwich. Nobody looked at him when he became available. He was not liked by his own and other teams fans.
Can’t well says it all he can’t play football coz he’s pish and well he’s just an arsehole full stop.sooner he fks off back doon the rd the better the wank stain he is,HH
Because he’s up here with his hairband he thinks he’s a superstar he’ll end up in league one in England he’s a headless chicken nothing special I loved it when maeda dropped him after he tried to elbow then tony ralston dumped him on his arse he’s a pussy
Thinks he is a somebody, in fact he is a nobody
Couldn’t lace hatates boots
Fuck him and his shit dire team
Fuck all you fenian wankers piss off back to the emerald land with your tricolours and support for I r a this is Britain 🇬🇧 go play with your Rome pope you evil bastards
Today I was banned from Facebook for using the word hun. I was accused of using hate speech. Some poor delicate soul like you reported me. Have a look at what you’ve just written and tell me that’s not hate speech. By the way, you neanderthal, I am Irish, I live in Ireland, so I can’t fuck off back to where I’m from. But I’ll tell you one thing, I’ve no urge to live in a cesspit society like yours.
Even going back several years to Ian Ferguson spitting on a Dundee United player on the pitch…yes it must be in there contract….cuntwell will fit in well
He’s not missed at Norwich either ..hes gone North to be a big fish in a smaller pond but looks like a fish out of water …and lacks any redeeming features ..up his own arse
He’ll not be drinking out of the Scottish cup 🇮🇪
HAIL HAIL JUST THOSE 2 WORDS, SAY IT ALL
Cantwell was a disgrace and as for moaning Beale! He should be instilling discipline into his “players”
They’re like a backstreet gang of thugs. They have not changed over the years and they are not going to change now.
Hail hail 🇮🇪🇮🇪
Scum ,the hatred they show is unreal but u get like those u work for anyway they’ll not be celebrating much this year or for awhile to come ,scum is wat they all are
It shows what that club and it’s support are all about they had to cheat to equal our first nine in a row, they went bust trying to emulate us winning the European Cup, they’re £100million plus in debt again and after what happened to Rangers 1872 they’ve learned nothing. Fast forward to Sunday we’ve a player refusing to give an opponent a drink, then you’ve got this trumpet Tommy Barrett coming on with his sectarian bile, they really are the scum of the earth. I don’t know if anyone saw the video on twitter of a guy called Adrian Douglas from Lurgan kicking and punching on the door of a single mum just because his team lost and she’s called a ‘fenian bastard’ what a big man he is. I’ll tell you now I’m pushing sixty years of age and if I’d been there he’d be eating through a straw for a while, it’s all caught on the poor girl’s doorcam and I hope the police are locking this guy up, he actually says on the video he’s only having a laugh. I bet if you ask the poor girl and her child if they thought it was funny? It amazes me that just when I think they can’t sink any lower they always find another way to plumb the depths of depravity just that little bit more.
Tod cantplaywell is nothing more than an english big headed numpty up here in scotland trying to prove he can actualy hit a football.im pretty sure many scottish players will in no time sort him out put him in his place firmly any player who goes into a game being a right bad cunt deserves bad in return its coming too cantplaywell.
Id like to remind any rangers bigoted full of sectarian hatred evil that anyone supporting celtic can be scottish irish anything they want to be celtic is not connected to the crown or royal family im pretty sure every celtic supporter would support william wallace who bravely fought off the english from raping scotland iv noticrd rangers supporters are protestant love the english love the royal family hate catholics hate irish.just shows you how mixed up rangers supporyers are full of sectarian hatred ignorance totaly uneducated backward
Can’t well and Co are so full of shite, what’s the hairband all about, will his pea brain fall out if it slips, pure FANNY along with kris boyd.
They have always been the same, the hatred to us is built in from a very early age🍀
Now your winning bugger all, will you please go back to the sports direct stadium, open a few bottles of water ( not bubbly) 😂but don’t give any to knobhead can’t well. Hail hail 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🏆🎉at paradise.
He’s Definately a Cant
Can’t playwell forgets younv kids look to emulate these guy’s ,what a shameful display.
I am even laughing at that sick, racist scum with his comments about feckin off back to where we came from hahahaha… They would love that so they might win something… Sad feckers.
Oh by the way, that sectarian cunt from Lurgan was taken in form questioning and allowed out for” further inquiries”By the local RUC…. what more proof do they need?
Plus the RUC told the young lady to move out her house ” for her own safety” 🤔🙄 more or less saying there is not anything they can do 😒🙄🤬
Mate your club is in dire straits no money and need a mega rebuild talking about ten players you can probrably afford 2 or 3 the rest frees no one wants and loans . While we have a mega war chest and a team that you cant beat already get ready for many more years of heart break lol from your dirty feinian friends at paradise you low life zombie bawbag
All these comments from a support that was belting out super trouper on Sunday mocking the dead. No moral compass no compassion just a downright ignorant fanbase with a chip on each shoulder. In fact with the amount of chips you lot carry on your shoulders I doubt very much there was a potato famine.
You lost me at the good v evil point….the broadcaster was clearly alluding to the fans perception whichever side of the divide you sit….cuts both ways in the eyes of rabid supporters in such an intense rivalry
My dear Thomas……the definition of “fenian” is “a warrior” They were mostly battle-hardened American Civil War veterans.
So you are saying ” fuck all you warriors”. Hardly an insult, is it?