Final whistle sour grapes in Dingwall as Clement avoids handshake

Sour grapes is a wonderful saying that’s very applicable when football results don’t go your way. In the aftermath of a defeat, many can be left feeling beyond frustrated with the fact that they have lost and in particular, when it is at the hands of an opponent who is deemed inferior. However, whilst that can be expected from the supporters, it’s questionable when it extends to the manager or head coach.

No dignity in Dingwall – Clement just couldn’t bring himself to shake Don Cowie’s hand

Josh Sims of Ross County celebrates with team mates Jack Baldwin and Simon Murray of Ross County after scoring to give Ross County a 3-1 lead. Photo Stuart Wallace/Shutterstock

Well, after Ross County humbled the moral victors today in the Highlands 3-2, scoring some great goals along the way, it should be noted, Philippe Clement just couldn’t bring himself to shake Don Cowie’s hand and congratulate him on a job well done – particularly after watching his team playing so assuredly against the second best team in the country.

Not a great look for the Belgian coach

It wasn’t to be, as big, bald Phil marched straight up the tunnel in a huff when the final whistle blew at the Victoria Park in Dingwall. Not a great look for the Belgian coach and neither was his team’s performance today against a side that is battling to stay in the Scottish Premiership. Remember, Clement is an absolute mastermind and tactical genius and he’s here to put Brendan Rodgers and Celtic out of their collective misery apparently.

Celtic remain four points clear

Celtic v St Mirren – cinch Premiership – Celtic Park Reo Hatate celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game during the cinch Premiership match at Celtic Park on Saturday April 13, 2024. Photo Jane Barlow

The result now leaves Celtic four points clear at the summit of Scottish football and with theRangers now needing to get all three points against Dundee this coming Wednesday night, the pressure is beginning to show in the manager Monaco sacked. If him and his team slip up once more in any capacity before they visit Parkhead post-split, the cracks could really begin to widen and then we’ll see what both he and his team are really made of.

Perhaps realising this was a bad look theRangers manager did shake his Ross County counterpart’s hand after his post match interview with Sky Sports.

Paul Gillespie

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