East Fife have fired a cheeky dig at Celtic and Rangers over their proposal to add Colt teams to the SPFL pyramid.

The proposal, which is being spearheaded by Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson, would see the Glasgow giants’ B sides join an expanded 16 team fourth tier along with two teams from both the Highland League and the Lowland League.

Their opponents would receive £250,000 a year, and £1m over four years, to distribute among themselves if the move was to be given the green light. Furthermore, the Ibrox and Parkhead clubs have pledged to purchase at least 200 tickets for every away game they are involved in.

Should Celtic or Rangers fare well enough to win promotion – and the fact the latter reached the semi-final of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup last season suggests they have every chance of flourishing – they would not be allowed to progress higher than League Two.

The plan to introduce Celtic and Rangers Colts teams into League Two has been met with mixed responses and East Fife made their opinion public today in a comical April Fools' Day tweet.

They wrote: "BREAKING NEWS - East Fife FC are delighted to announce, that starting from nex season (2021/22), East Fife U20's will be rebranded to East Fife FC - Colts.

"The EF Colts will start next season straight into an expanded @spfl League 2."