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Painful and torturous- Staunch Ferguson explains why he watched every moment of Celtic’s title celebrations!

Barry Ferguson refused to switch off or look away, on Wednesday night he took in every moment of Celtic’s 5-0 win over Kilmarnock and the title winning celebrations.

Any bear with functioning brain cells would have been elsewhere, watching Manchester United v Newcastle, down the bowling club or doing the housework but not Ferguson. Oh no.

As Daily Record readers know the former Blackburn ace is the biggest, staunchest Rainjurz man about. Every waking moment of his life is filled with thoughts of how to beat Selik because that’s what he did when he was a player.

Lured back to Ibrox after two years at Blackburn on a token salary boosted by by offshore trust payments Ferguson was part of a squad that the club’s finances could never afford to attract through legal payments subject to Income Tax and National Insurance deductions.

That scam led to liquidation in 2012, things have never been the same since but with each passing week Ferguson goes in deeper and deeper to remind the Daily Record’s declining army of readers that he is the staunchest bear of them all.

Today he shares this masterpiece:

There was no shortage of options to feed my football fix on Wednesday night but the TV was only set for one game – Celtic at Kilmarnock. No matter how painful, how torturous I knew it was going to be.

And believe me the last day has been excruciating for everyone connected to Rangers after Celtic secured the title. But you know what? I made myself sit through it all. I took in every minute of the game AND the celebrations.

With a clenched jaw and furrowed brow I sat and watched the Celtic players dancing, singing and celebrating with their fans – and refused to turn off. Why? Because this has to be the driving force now. If I was still pulling on a Rangers top then those scenes would be the motivation for me to do everything in my power to stop Celtic at the next possible opportunity.

It seems that Fergie has already airbrushed from his memory last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Celtic Park.

That match was the opportunity for James Tavernier, John Lundstram, Borna Barisic to demonstrate their Ferguson qualities and damage Selik’s title hopes. They barely showed face, Tavernier even refused his trademark post-match bitterly disappointed media interviews.

Since the summer of 2016 Tavernier has looked on at Celtic winning 18 domestic trophies- SIX times his own collection with Callum McGregor leading a squad of serial winners.

It seems that the more Celtic dominate the Derby and domestic honours the more entrenched that Ferguson gets, his views seem typical of the Ibrox support in general.

Phil Clement seems to be doing a reasonable job but after getting sucked into the Ibrox PR machine and being expected to deliver the title after nine months in the job he has crumbled under the pressure.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst was an incredible success by any measurement. In 366 days he took the club to the final of the Europa League and the group stage of the Champions League while bringing in £30m for Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey and Joe Aribo. He also won a Scottish Cup.

Unfortunately he lost 3-0 and 4-0 to Celtic which wasn’t tolerated, when Micky Beale turned up at the Loudon Tavern before a match with Aberdeen 50,000 bears were screaming for change to install the Brains Behind Gerrard as manager. That one never ended well.

Reality is never welcome at Ibrox, finishing with a note of defiance, Fergie added:

Clement came in, got a jolt out the side and it’s just faltered in the final month. That’s the frustration. They got into a position where they had a real opportunity to do something special.

But it’s in the past now. You can’t dwell on situations at a club like Rangers. You’ve got to learn lessons and move on quickly.

Be hurt, be disappointed and make sure you never want to feel like that again. Remember those scenes from Rugby Park and tell yourself: I never want to go through that again.

Until next time Barry.

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