Celtic will NOT give Rangers a guard of honour this weekend.

The Gers visit Parkhead this Sunday having already been mathematically declared champions of Scotland for the first time in 10 years. The Light Blues celebrated their victory last weekend and there had been debate over whether or not Celts would applaud them onto the pitch.

However interim boss John Kennedy has told Sky Sports News that the former champs will not congratulate their rivals on their win and instead treat the game as any other derby match as they were not afforded the same respect back in 2019.

He said: "It's something we've discussed, it's a subject that's been brought up enough, there seems to be people talking and chatting about it. It was the same two years ago when we were champions. If I'm being honest I don't think such a fuss was made about it, and I don't see it as a big issue.

"For us we've spoken about it collectively on it and we won't do it. And it's not about lacking class because we're a club who always show class and dignity and do what's right. But ultimately this same group of players went in as champions and didn't get the respect at that time if you want to call it that.

"They're the same players who are being asked to stand there. So we've decided as a group we'll just get on with the game and park that, so we'll focus fully on the game and put that to bed."

It comes amid a discussion over whether it should happen, with some former Celtic players saying yes and others demanding it does NOT happen.

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