Rangers' Champions League nightmare came to a close on Tuesday night with even more misery, as they were beaten 3-1 at home against Ajax in their final group game.
The result against the Dutch champions means that Rangers now hold the unfortunate record of having had the worst Champions League group stage in history, losing all six games with a goal difference of -20.
After the game, former Celtic man Moussa Dembele took to Twitter, and couldn't resist a massive dig at his former club's arch rivals Rangers after their dire European campaign.
Rangers: Former Celtic man throws 2012 dig after Champions League shocker
Lyon star Moussa Dembele played for Celtic from 2016 to 2018, and his time at the club took in Rangers' first season back in the Scottish top flight after being liquidated and relegated to the fourth division in 2012.
Financial difficulties hit Rangers hard during the 2011-12 season, and they were forced to liquidate the original club and move all of their assets to a new company, though they continued playing with the same name, crest, and colours, at the same stadium.
The 2012 incident is one which some Celtic fans have used to further stoke the bitter Glaswegian rivalry between the pair over the years, by suggesting that their "Old Firm" rivalry ended in 2012 with the death of the original club, and treating the new Rangers like a different entity altogether.
Former Hoops player Dembele added fuel to the fire on Tuesday night. After Rangers' shocking Champions League record was confirmed, Dembele tweeted saying: "After all it was the first ever Champions League campaign in their history. Well done to them... #Since2012".
— Moussa Dembélé (@MDembele_10) November 1, 2022
The replies to Dembele's tweet were packed with Celtic fans appreciating their former hero, while Rangers fans were up in arms.
This tweet is easily the greatest thing to ever come of Celtic football club https://t.co/OefV9eyrrw
— Drew (@drewtheloon) November 2, 2022
🤣🤣🤣 top man 🍀 https://t.co/6fuzuo8rPf
— Aaron Whiteside (@Aaronsidewhite) November 2, 2022
For me, the greatest. https://t.co/5eREtNFSCC
— COLM (@Colmmulv) November 2, 2022
The blue side of Glasgow qualified for the Champions League group stage by reaching last season's Europa League final, which they lost to Eintracht Frankfurt. Despite their success last year, they endured a torrid time in a tricky group, which featured Liverpool, Napoli, and Ajax.
A 7-1 defeat to Liverpool was the lowpoint for Rangers, and the defeat to Ajax on the final night of the group stages sealed their unfortunate fate as the worst team in Champions League group stage history (statistically speaking).
The tweet from Moussa Dembele is sure to have riled up Rangers fans, especially as the club's liquidation and identity is such a major bone of contention between the two sets of fans.
Rangers will next face Celtic on January 2nd at Ibrox. They currently sit four points off Celtic in the Scottish Premiership table.