The 32-year-old who spent six years at the Ibrox club following his £450,000 transfer from Dundee in July 2004 posted on his twitter account last night mocking Celtic’s title win: “Well done to Celtic it has only taken them 4 years, 3 managers, 36 players & a 10 point dedu[ction].”
During his time in Glasgow, Novo was lauded by the Rangers fans and hated by Celtic fans. He won three premier league titles, two League Cup winners medals and a Scottish cup winners medal, the Spaniard was also part of the side that helped guide Walter Smith’s side to the UEFA Cup Final in 2008, where they lost 2-0 to Zenit St.Petersburg.
Novo continued: “Been that long since Celtic supporters can call themselves ‘champions’ I’m surprised they still know how to spell it!”
“WATP rangers till i die ya f***ys.”
Novo left Rangers in August 2010 for Sporting Gijon, but after 23 appearances and 18 substitute appearances and scoring seven goals, the former Rangers cult figure was farmed out on loan by the side firmly rooted to the bottom of La Liga to Polish outfit Legia Warsaw in January, making just two starts and five substitute appearances for the Polish league leaders.
Novo finished his comments, which have been labelled as ‘bitter ramblings’ by some Celtic fans, by claiming: “My blood is Red, my skin is White, my veins are Blue… I’m forever RED, WHITE & BLUE
The Spaniard was linked with a move back to Rangers during the January transfer window, but Novo stated his desire to stay at Gijon.
Speaking to Marca he said at the time: “I spent nine years there and of I miss it. But they have treated me very well here in Gijon and I enjoy it. I have been on holiday to Scotland and the truth is that I have great memories of my time there and it is always good to go back.
“But for now I do not know anything about any supposed interest in taking me back there because nobody has made contact with me. It is true that I can now speak about things with other teams, but firstly I am going to dedicate myself to playing for Sporting.”
“I am happy enough here, but there is a lot to think about. Now I have started to play closer to my natural position and I feel a bit better. At the moment I am a Sporting player and I am certain I will finish the season here. I have no intention of leaving in the winter transfer window.”
Celtic won the 2011-12 SPL championship after beating Kilmarnock 6-0 yesterday at Rugby Park, with rivals Rangers 18 points behind in second place.