Rangers fans have been left buckled by the release of a special Hibs “do we look happy?” t-shirt which either appears to mock the Gers support or outgoing manager Steven Gerrard.
Ryan Porteous delivered an admittedly solid piece of post-match banter by using the phrase in an interview after Hibs’ 3-1 Premier Sports cup semi-final win over Rangers.
Ryan Porteous 😂😂👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/2JQ2ux8RjB
— 🏴 Caleb Watters 🏴 (@CalebW2002) November 21, 2021
The line – which Steven Gerrard famously said when pressed on interest from clubs down south – comes amid a high-profile dispute between Porteous and Gerrard.
Gerrard had called Porteous out – and not before time – for his reckless tackling and near-constant attempts to cause damage to Rangers players.
This was after Porteous was sent off for a vicious lunge at Joe Aribo in Rangers’ eventual 2-1 Ibrox win over the Hibees earlier in the season.
But whilst the joke might’ve landed – albeit more in the direction of Gerrard than Rangers – Hibs have taken the quip into the realms of Easter Road dah and all but extinguished any suggestion that it can be socially accepted as decent patter.
“Tinpot” Hibs release special “do we look happy?” Rangers t-shirt
Confusedly launching a t-shirt with the phrase “do we look happy?” and a picture of the League Cup on it, we don’t know if this is aimed at Rangers fans or Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard, or if it jinxes their cup final with Celtic.
An iconic line from our Number 5 😉
👕 The first item in our Premier Sports Cup Final collection, 'Do we look happy?' T-Shirts are available to pre-order online now.
Order now to get yours in time for the game 👇
— HibernianClubstore (@HibsClubstore) November 23, 2021
But one thing we do know is that the t-shirt is likely to be adorned by some particularly large-bellied gentlemen down Leith Walk and covered in beans, brown sauce and scotch pie meat by the time Rangers travel to Edinburgh to play Hibs next week.
Rangers fans – in stitches at the tinpot nature of the entire thing – are buckled on Twitter as the Hibs release appears to backfire. You had it so good lads, why did you have to go and ruin it?
— stuartrfc (@stuartreidrfc) November 23, 2021
Hibs starting a beef with Aston Villa?! Didn't see that coming 😂😂😂 https://t.co/ADeAEexWBD
— 𝙂𝙞𝙤 𝙑𝙖𝙣 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 ✪ (@giovansouness) November 23, 2021
Scenes when we batter Hibs next week and Kent says in the post match '' Do I look happy?''
— Arran 🇳🇱 (@AB1872_) November 23, 2021
Never ever managed to beat Gerrard
— Jamie 🇳🇱 (@JamieBTB) November 23, 2021
Didn't beat Gerrard once
— MT 🇳🇱 (@Matt_2k8) November 23, 2021
🤣🤣 do folk buy t shirts celebrating a semi?
— Gav Alexander (@_GavAlexander) November 23, 2021
Never mind that they’ve out the trophy on the top without even winning it yet, how tinpot can you get
— Saucy Van Glen 🇬🇧🏴🇳🇱 (@38821090G) November 23, 2021
Its all about the Rangers ..consumes every team in Scotland
— Johnny Van Dow (@johnnydowno1) November 23, 2021
Their actually trolling Aston Villa……🤦🏼♂️
— Brian Nesbitt (@AthleticIce) November 23, 2021
— Mark 🇳🇱 (@marknol72) November 23, 2021
Right, it was good at the time but this is tinpot now
— Kyle Van C (@_KyleRC_) November 23, 2021
— The Blue Sea (@TBSRFC) November 23, 2021
Tinpot as it comes 😂😂😂 https://t.co/09uPAd5hg2
— Cammy (@Cammy_Price10) November 23, 2021
Semi Final win. https://t.co/X1T4y9xBe4
— Stevie (@estebanpardon79) November 23, 2021
Rangers v Hibs games when Gerrard was Rangers manager https://t.co/riJGvyZJFt pic.twitter.com/PWcgAJuYBy
— Ben 🇳🇱 (@BenBaker___) November 23, 2021
Absolute riddy 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/jAQp4AjAPZ
— JakMoore (@_jakmoore) November 23, 2021
Hibs Da’s gonna be walking about in these aren’t they? 🤣 tragic https://t.co/Y2l7rHX5Vq
— LMac (@LeighMac89) November 23, 2021
Hibs never beat Rangers whilst the club was being managed by Steven Gerrard and here they are celebrating a semi-final win with all the vigour of the tournament champions.
This is exactly the sort of woeful patter that reminds us all just how big a deal Rangers are in the minds of these tinpot outfits. Keep it coming boys and please, do us a favour in the Final!
Meanwhile, Rangers legend Richard Gough has been calling on two Ibrox veterans to have a word with a leader within the Gers camp.
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