Maya Jama ‘starts Celtic v Rangers war’ after hailing Gers as her ‘Scottish team’ in kit pic

Posted Monday, September 21, 2020 by

TV PRESENTER Maya Jama sparked a "Celtic vs Rangers war" on social media by posing cheekily in the Light Blues' kit and declaring Steven Gerrard's men were her "Scottish team".

A Gers' fan ignited the frenzy by posting a snap of Jama - co-host of BBC One's Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer - as she pulled at her Ibrox top and stuck her tongue out.

Maya Jama ‘starts Celtic v Rangers war’ after hailing Gers as her ‘Scottish team’ in kit pic
This snap of BBC TV and radio host Maya Jama caused a frenzy on social media

In a now-deleted tweet, the Radio 1 presenter revealed the shirt was a birthday gift from friends in Glasgow.

The 26-year-old wrote: "Not sure how you found this photo but I actually have a group of friends from Glasgow & for my birthday one of em got me that top & debated with the others for like an hour why I should be a Rangers fan...they can be my Scottish team."

But the post was hot to handle for fans of the two fierce rival clubs.

And she took it down - saying she wanted to stay neutral and joking she wanted to still enjoy peaceful nights out in Glasgow.


In a series of tweets she wrote: "Woah woah woah.

"Judging by the replies to my last tweet I think im gna remain mutual.

"I don’t want the smoke & I wana go out in Glasgow in peace in future Lool love you all, Lowe me.

"Ffs tryna have a relaxing weekend away & now I’ve started a Celtic v Rangers war in my mentions."

Maya then switched to Instagram after a fan shared a snap of her name trending on Twitter over the kit saga.

She wrote: "Loool I bloody love the Scottish but I've now realised I have to be mutual in the football team department if I don't want world war 3 in my mentions."

But Maya added: "Also my grandad lived in Dollar in Scotland so what team do you support if you live there? Question."

Social media wasted no time in responding to Maya wading into Old Firm hostilities.

One Rangers fan said: "Rangers Maya always Rangers first."

A Hoops supporter replied: "Maybe if you go put a Celtic top on now then most Celtic fans will forgive you."

Another football follower said: "Don’t worry, That war has been going on for a long long time."

And a fourth joked: "Never - And I repeat Never - get into a Glasgow football discussion."

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