Date: 7th February 2019 at 5:29pm
Written by:

Darnell Johnson has reveled in his horror challenge on Emilio Izaguirre by posting a picture on Instagram.

Twenty minutes after being introduced as a substitute the on loan Leicester man decided to launch himself at the Celtic defender who was clearly in control of the ball. The picture used is a split second before contact is made.

After treatment Izaguirre was stretchered off the park with referee Craig Thomson almost apologetic as he handed out a booking to Johnson.

View this post on Instagram

Facials! Disappointing result tonight, but happy to make my debut for @hibernianfootballclub #moretocome

A post shared by Darnell Johnson (@djdarnell) on

In his post match media conference Brendan Rodgers was hopeful that no serious damage had taken place but it looked nasty and was completely unnecessary.

Izaguirre’s has been in the Celtic side since Kieran Tierney was ruled out in mid-December with a dozen Celtic first team players currently out of action through injury.

Jonny Hayes made an unscheduled appearance as a substitute for the last seven minutes and is likely to start Sunday’s Scottish Cup tie against St Johnstone.