Rangers and Celtic these two Glaswegian football clubs contest the Old Firm derby one of the nastiest rivalries
in world football and to say that it’s nasty is an understatement because the
players absolutely hate each other and the fans they hate each other
even more and the reasons why they hate each other have certainly been
well-documented but is it as bad as the media makes it out to be what happens
when you wear one team shirt in the opposing team stadium tour the Old Firm
derby has been contested for well over a hundred years and the honours between
them are roughly equal but what’s it like to actually go around each other
stadiums now regulus of my channel will know that I’m a Manchester United fan
and I have been for quite some time and if I’ve got to be honest I don’t really
have much of an opinion on Rangers or Celtic I barely watch Scottish football
I promise in an old firm game probably what twice in my life and I don’t have
any preference to any team one way or the other I’m not religious and not a
unionist or a Republican these two teams are about as neutral as you can get but
I’m curious to know is it really true what people say about Rangers all Celtic
and do they hate each other so much that the share sites at their colours and
fills them with rage well I’m here to find out now a few guideline rules
before we get started number one no antagonizing I’m not here to piss
anybody off intentionally I just want to see what their reaction is going to be
number two confession if for some reason they figure out that I’m not a real
ranges or Celtic fan mainly because of my appearance and accents if they
challenge me on it I will confess and say no I’m not
actually a Rangers or Celtic fan and number three no fighting whilst I am
a trained fighter I don’t want to be spending the afternoon and evening in a
Glaswegian hospital or prison so no fighting am I going to get stabbed by
wearing a Celtic orange shirt in the opposing team Stadium let’s find out
I bought Stadium Celtic shirt alright let’s get this over and done with
I bought Stadium the home of Rangers Football Club this rather imposing
looking building is the third largest football ground in Scotland and has been
the traditional home for Rangers and when you walk around the ground red
brickwork traditional style architecture and you can tell almost immediately that
there’s a lot of history behind this Football Club and everywhere you look is
a sea of blue and red guys I’m literally 1 minutes in 1 minutes and already I’ve
got angry car drivers blaring the horns at me so yeah I’m gonna start so far
that’s what actually begins on the side of the stadium that’s next in the main
road at that Club reception and almost immediately I noticed that the Rangers
fans don’t want anything to do with me in fact they making a conscious effort
to keep that distance away from me hello sir how are you I am so sorry say it so
you didn’t see them – they’re not Jesse I might not get back out shit is it
really that bad in here anyway once you walk through reception it’s sad to go
into the press conference area where you actually get to see where they do all
their press conferences once again I must have a really bad smell cos no one
sitting next to me you get put through a video presentation and the tour guide
tells you a lot about Rangers Football Club you even get a chance to go up on
the stage and have your picture taken and the tour guide actually offered to
take my picture on the stage as a shame well at least you tried so
after you’ve had your picture taken up in the press conference area it’s time
to go up a flight of stairs and you’ll notice that the inside of this place is
very ornately decorated this is the Blue Room and there’s a lot of historical
significance in this Blue Room which the tour guide tells you a lot of bounce and
it’s kind of interesting to learn about the history of Rangers because I didn’t
actually know all that much and wow that’s actually cool mural if you hang
around till the end there’s plenty of cool photo opportunities this is the
manager’s office you’ll notice that everything is kept very traditional
which I kind of like because it actually shows off the history of the club right
time to walk up a few flights of stairs and into the directors box where you get
your first view of the pitch and this place really is as big as you see on the
TV the tour guide tells you a lot about the
stadium what goes on here on a match day etc and it’s cool to take photos out
here as well so you get led into one of the corporate hospitality lounges and
it’s very Scottish Lee decorated with red and blue and tartan I quite like
that it’s got character once you’re walking through the
corridors you’ll notice a lot of historical caps the Scottish are very
proud of their caps and it’s kind of cool to see some of these on the walls
hey it’s Andy Gorham man he was a hell of a player you let into the trophy room
and there is a lot of silverware here these guys have seriously want a lot of
stuff and you get to learn a lot about what Rangers have won whether you
believe that they’re the world’s most successful football club or not one
thing’s for sure they’ve worn a lot of stuff and it’s cool to see
check out that thing of beauty in the middle there hey it’s Gaza spike well
not his actual bike he made it infamous you could probably guess the reasons why
it’s time to go down the stairs and at this point I think the fans suspect that
something’s up this is the home teams dressing room
whereby it’s a traditionally decorated dressing room full of wooden cladding
they’ve got cardboard cutouts instead of shirts but overall it provides you some
great photo opportunities there’s also the bathrooms which are also
traditionally decorated in the away teams changing room as well so yeah
that’s kind of cool but no stadium toys complete without a tunnel walk there’s
great photo opportunities here but my advice is to wait for everyone to clear
out and then take your pictures here because there’s some pretty cool things
to take pictures of but once you’re done taking the pictures it’s time to walk
through the tunnel in amongst some music the view of the stadium here at ground
level is actually quite good and I highly recommend that you take lots of
pictures here guys because there’s a lot to take pictures of whether it’s the
stands the dugouts or the tunnel entrance you won’t be short on things to
take pictures of and if you get bored obviously you can sit in a seat if you
want to but overall guys this is actually quite a pretty stadium and once
you’ve taken your pictures and stuff that’s basically the end of your tour so
you disappear back down the tunnel and when you go if you want some
unobstructed photo opportunities wait for everyone else to clear out before
taking it yourself okay where do I begin well firstly nobody wanted to stand next
to me that’s how much these two sets of fans don’t particularly like each other
but did they want to stab me in the face well if they did they didn’t actually so
even though I got a few death stares to fly that other than that it wasn’t that
bad and at the end of the tour I ended up talking to our tour guide who was
actually a very reasonable guy he he explained that even though both sets of
fans generally hate each other there is that mutual respect so that’s always
good to know right it’s time to hop in the car and
head across the city to the other Stadium Celtic Park the home of the Celtic
Football Club this stadium is the largest football ground in the country
of Scotland and is sometimes referred to as Park head or paradise no seriously
they printed on the side of the stadium and around the ground you’ll see statues
of their heroes brother wall freed the great jocks Dean and arguably their
greatest ever captain mr. Billy McNeill but am I going to get similar treatments
here at Celtic Park santak Park Rangers shirt the tour actually begins inside
the club reception which is here on this side of the building and for some reason
they’re leading me all on my own down the side of the building um is this
normal am I going to get shot around the back
now as it turns out this is a perfectly normal part of the tour and one thing
that was abundantly clear everyone was super nice they all shook my hand and
welcomed me to Celtic Park and this guy right here I am pretty sure that he
rumbled me straight off the bat I am fairly certain that he figured out that
I wasn’t actually a Rangers fan but even if he did or he didn’t he was incredibly
nice to make this is my tour guide David and once again he was also very very
nice to me lots of smiles very polite and you noticed that as soon as you come
here to sonic pop you’re given a warm welcome by literally everybody which is
fantastic the tour actually begins here at one of the corporate hospitality
lounges but after you’ve had a quick bite to eat etc is now time to stop the
tour before me the treble run-up buddy with a
double treble the hole now at this point I’m pretty sure he’s doing this just to
shame me but you know what I found the funny side of it and the funny thing is
they all actually laughed and accorded me for wearing a ranger shirt to be
honest they all saw the funny side of it and I’m actually in shock at this point
as to how cool everyone is about this all the fans didn’t mind that I was
there and they actually wanted to stand next to me here’s the boardroom whereby
you’ve got the busts of brother Wilfred and Jacques Steen this is where they
conduct their business but one of the interesting things about this particular
boardroom is the trophy cabinet you get to learn a lot about some of the
trophies especially here I learnt a lot from this but David Ashley gave a
rousing speech about how each other I totally bought into what he was saying
football is not about racism it’s not about secularism we’re here to
enjoy the game and not hate on each other and even though I got ripped quite
a lot it was all in good fun it’s interesting to see some of the accolades
that they’ve worn particularly the medals of their best players including
this man mr. Billy McNeill and speaking of Billy McNeill you get a fantastic
talk about the 1967 Elizabeth Lions arguably their greatest ever team
captained by mr. McNeill and you get to learn about some of the greatest place
to ever dawned poops but what’s the tox ended you then get
led towards the home teams dressing room and check out the mules on the walls
that’s actually kind of cool when you enter the home team’s dressing group
it’s actually kind of nice these guys actually have the shirts on
this place and we’ve got some cool photo opportunities and they don’t mind you
actually picking up the shirts and having your photos taken with the
butchers I thought was actually carrying of cool the shirt and that looks
familiar but you get to learn a lot about what happens on a match day here
and even the fact that famous people when they do this tour they actually
signed the inside of the lockers which I found really really interesting
check out the signatures I don’t know who they are but yeah cool
once again the Celtic fans know how to have a bit of a laugh and a joke
to be honest I actually enjoyed my time here it wasn’t at all threatening there
was no animosity and everyone was up for a bit of a laugh but now it’s time to
walk down the corridors towards the place tunnel and this is the point where
he picks somebody to lead the team out onto the field guess who that was after
a bit of Rangers shaming all in good fun of course I actually led all these
Celtic fans down the tunnel towards the field wish they all saw the funny side
of I thought you were gonna play the other
one the one that I hate so much but you get a fantastic view of the stadium from
here guys and even though it’s getting dark and you’ve got the grass lights on
you can still see most of the stadium it was actually kind of cool there’s plenty
of photo opportunities open around here including in the dugout seats they even
have one of those Instagram selfie boards which I totally did and yeah
that’s the one I saw on Twitter and you get to spend some time taking in the
sights and taking lots of pictures and videos if you want to this stadium is
actually pretty pretty big and it certainly looks like the size that you
see when you’re watching the games on TV but after you’ve taken your photos and
videos it’s time to disappear back down the tunnel and up a flight of stairs
towards the directors bit now you get some fantastic views of the stadium from
up here and you get to learn a lot about some of the people who actually come to
the games here for example this seat belongs to Billy Connolly and this seat
belongs to Sir Rod Stewart’s I thought that was actually kind of interesting
now at this point of the talk I’d like to talk about our tour guide David he
was probably the best tour guide that I’ve ever come across when doing
these Stadium tours very knowledgeable about his club very passionate and also
very educational even though I got her a ribbing for wearing a ranger shirt it
was all in good fun and we could have a laugh in a joke
there was no ounce of animosity here so if you do get David as your tour guide
consider yourselves very very lucky and if your Celtic Football Club seriously
give this man a pay rise he certainly deserves it once you get a final talk
from your tour guide everyone’s still having a laugh and a joke so taking your last views of the stadium
guys because this is pretty much the end of the tour what the stairs you go and
lots of handshakes from the Celtic staff before they give you some free swag
overall I was made to feel very very welcome here and I’m highly grateful of
that if you do want to do a bit of shopping the Celtic superstore is
literally across the way there so you can actually buy quite a lot of stuff
and at the end of the tour I actually revealed to both tour guides then I’m
actually not arranges for Celtic fan future in here
I’m obviously back home here in sunny languages trying to edit this video for
you guys and there’s something I’ve got to get
off my chest both Rangers and Celtic were very very
nice to me I concluded though the hatred isn’t real and it’s grossly
exaggerated but then I went to the car and turned my phone back on my phone had
little like a Christmas tree and it turns out that pictures of me
doing these tours had circulated on the Internet to the point where by the local
newspapers were actually reporting this as news man in Celtic top does Rangers
tour than physics Parkhead in a light blues jersey you see I don’t even deem
that to be news as you could tell from my channel I actually do this a lot in
my man Chester United shirt and in all honesty nobody really bats an eyelid not
even at Liverpool so the fact that this made the newspapers I’m actually quite
astonished Rangers and Celtic mystery solved as YouTube star visits ground in
rivals tops why Thank You Daily Record but I’m honestly not a YouTube star I
barely have any subscribers if you want to help me out subscribe of course but
to be honest nobody really watches my video so I’m surprised you’ve come out
with that but thank you very much for the compliment but then I started to
take a closer look at some of the comments some of them accuse me of being
some kind of attention-seeking whore I’m not and I’ve just explained the
reasons why some of them think that I was some kind of confused Chinese
tourist which I could understand where you’d get that from and I even got a
handful of compliments so yeah thank you very much for that very kind of you but
I’m sorry to report that most of the comments were overwhelmingly negative
people reacted really badly to me turning up to a stadium in a different
colored shirt let’s make one thing very very clear I honestly don’t care what
abuse you throw at me I died a long time ago so whatever you say doesn’t really
matter in the grander scheme of things you see this is the problem with
football this unmitigated level of hatred and we can’t complain about
racism when we’re coming out with comments like this and we also can’t
complain about hooliganism when people want me dead
for wearing a different colored shirts think about that for a second you want
somebody to die because they’re wearing a different colored t-shirt does that
not seem a little bit overblown to you football is not about racism football is
not about secularism football isn’t about any form of discrimination at all
what it is about is what’s on the field that’s it that’s all it should be about
don’t buy into all of this negative hatred you don’t have to hate anybody to
support your local football team now at this point I understand that you may not
listen to me and if you have listened to me and still decide that you want to do
this then by all means it’s a free country
you can write and say what you like but if you do just understand that you’re
part of the problem so knit if I’ve only got time to do one stadium talk which
one do I go to Rangers or celtic celtic and it’s not even close don’t get me
wrong the Rangers tour was actually very very
good the tour guide was very very nice to me and you got to learn a lot about
Rangers and it was very educational as far as the facilities are concerned they
have that retro traditional charm where everything’s ornately decorated actually
quite that it screams character it screams
history I like all of this stuff and if you are around the eye brats area if
you’re a neutral or if you happen to be around Glasgow and you do want to do the
tour I’ve rocks I highly recommend that you do but if you’ve only got time to do
one tour out of the both of them go to Celtic the stadium is bigger it has a
more modern appearance which might appeal to some and technically there’s a
lot more stuff to see but the real difference is how you’re treated I was
so shocked literally surprised that they were so
nice to me even though I was wearing a ranger shirt they welcomed everybody and
they were super super nice about it and once again shout out to David possibly
the best tour guide in the country but honestly either or guys seriously
forgot time to do them both do them both Rangers and Celtic are fantastic
football teams they’re fantastic organizations of course they are you
know they’ve dominated Scottish football and it’s not even been close so
obviously they’re doing something right visit them both if you can but if you
don’t and you only have time to do one pixel tick over Rangers okay Nick and
sold what do I do well you need to either get a box or
Celtic Park both of them are easily accessible by public transport or
driving and they’re very well connected so they’re not particularly difficult to
find the cost to do these tours well to be honest really not expensive you know
they’re actually one of the cheaper tours I’ve actually done and they’re
definitely value for money is there anything else I need to know yes
technically at Rangers you cannot video anything whilst they
allow photography they don’t allow you to video anything I know I record this
covertly whether if that was right or wrong I do apologise if anyone’s
offended by that but it was the only way to show you what the Rangers tour was
actually like but there was no such restriction at Celtic and they actually
encourage you to take as many photos and videos as you like which I did
where does this rank in the hierarchy of your stadium tours well Rangers
somewhere in the middle but I’m gonna put literally there at the
number two spots I won’t say it’s as good as the one I did at PSG which the
videos coming up soon sorry these things take time to edit so I’m working on that
but Celtic is pretty much at number two in theory you could call it 1a and 1b
and the main reason that’s up there is mainly down to the customer service of
David and his crew so guys if you’re a football fan and you’re in Glasgow I
highly recommend doing the stadium tours if you’ve only got time to do one go to
Celtic Park but if you’re Nick I brought go in yeah seriously it’s a good tour
and if you have enjoyed this episode please be sure to like share and
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no suggestions I’ll go ahead and do that so guys thank you very much for watching
we’ll see you in the next episode I’m running it’s all my videos on YouTube
and if you are going to be um completely lost my train of thought I
just bumped it to one of my fans here who’s actually sitting my YouTube video
this is your sorry what’s your name Alex Alex Alex so what are you doing here I’m
just visiting the stadium yes I don’t know what’s going on I don’t know where
all the fans have disappeared to today there’s a some kind of Scottish national
holiday that I don’t know about so yeah and are you going to be wearing a Celtic
shirt today no not for me thanks appreciate that
thank you very much so guys I’m here outside Glasgow Celtic
I’m not out Celtic Jesus God don’t get that wrong though just push my head in Ninh Ly – www.ninh.co.uk – @NinhLyUK

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