Celtic fans unhappy with WWE's controversial nod to Rangers

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The worlds of Celtic and the WWE have mixed more than expected in recent times. Whether that be members of Gallus training with The Rock while wearing retro jerseys of the club, or Drew McIntyre, who is a Rangers supporter, comparing CM Punk to the Hoops. With Glasgow hosting their 'Clash at the Castle' event this weekend, a move from the company has left many fans unhappy.

Celtic released a jersey recently as part of their merchandise line for the 'Clash at the Castle'. The problem, it resembled a Rangers kit.

Of course, it is not hard to see why they might have thought it was a good idea. McIntyre's support for the Rangers is well known and he is on one of the featured matches this weekend, as he will be challenging Damian Priest for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

The issue is, many Celtic fans were left unhappy with the move. And it looks like the WWE have taken steps to take care of the matter.

Celtic fans unhappy with WWE's controversial nod to Rangers

As reported by CeltsAreHere, WWE appear to have withdrawn the jersey that resembled a Rangers top. They spoke to one source within the company who believed that they simply thought it was a Scottish emblem and shirt.

It is more than likely that people within the WWE had no idea about the intensity of the rivalry between Celtic and the Rangers. That is pretty understandable and it is good to see that the issue has been taken care of.

An easy solution to the problem would have been to release Celtic-themed merch as well. Sheamus and Finn Balor are a couple of high-profile wrestlers who have been pictured wearing the Hoops in the past. The latter is even part of a group called The Judgment Day with Priest, McIntyre's opponent this weekend.