Chris Iwelumo has admitted he doesn’t suppose Celtic will give Premiership champions Rangers a guard of honour once they play one another later this month.
Having drawn 0-Zero with Dundee United on Sunday, the Bhoys handed the title to their fierce metropolis rivals, who gained it for the 55th time.
Steven Gerrard’s males, nonetheless unbeaten with six video games of the marketing campaign to go, can be celebrating a powerful triumph going into the Previous Agency derby on March 21.
Custom dictates they need to be applauded onto the sphere by their opponents for the remainder of the season however this isn’t a rule, and such is the unhealthy blood between the perimeters it could not occur at Celtic Park.
And Iwelumo, a self-confessed Celtc supporter, has admitted it will be stunning to see a guard of honour happen.
However he believes it ought to occur as Rangers have earned the appropriate with the unbelievable title win.
“The subsequent one, an Previous Agency match, you discuss a guard of honour,” mentioned Iwelumo on talkSPORT. “I believe it’s non-obligatory.
“I might be very shocked if Celtic do clap them in. I don’t suppose it’s going to occur.
Requested if they need to, he replied: “It’s a bit of sophistication, you realize. I’m a Celtic fan. On the finish of the day, Rangers have been the higher workforce.
“They’ve earned the appropriate to have that respect proven.”
Iwelumo has additionally been massively impressed with Rangers boss Gerrard for the way in which he has led his facet to glory this season.
He added: “There are such a lot of pressures on each groups, Celtic and Rangers. It was a large season however he’s delivered.
“The gamers have realized, he’s recruited high quality. He’s man-managed them fantastically effectively. He’s given them a perception to exit and do precisely what they’ve carried out, you realize.
“They handle video games effectively. They don’t all the time play fantastically however they get the consequence. They exit to do it. They know methods to recover from the road and it’s warranted.
“Can they go unbeaten now, for the remainder of the season? Can they try this, the Invincibles? It’s going to be an attention-grabbing ask. That’s how he motivates the workforce to hold on doing in irrespective of if they’ve the Premiership trophy. They have to maintain going.”