Date: 14th August 2019 at 6:26am
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Social media was awash with brutal criticism of Celtic’s Champions League exit but one tweet in particular caught the attention.

Kellybaby3 decided to reply to quotes from Neil Lennon on Celtic’s official twitter feed, pointing the blame as the manager for his positioning of Callum McGregor and decision to bench Christopher Jullien.

It was the two common strands of the night for those critical of the Celtic boss, what happened next was incredible with Scott Brown liking that comment! It was almost certainly done accidentally but it does seem very strange that within an hour of a highly damaging defeat the club captain is looking through responses on social media to the official line from the club.

That comment was liked by Scott Brown, something that was quickly picked up on by fans with the club captain returning later to apologise.

Kelly argued her points sensibly, sticking to tactical points without getting hysterical or abusive. She was factual.

The Sun quickly picked up on Brown liking the tweet and suddenly the Celtic fan was in the spotlight.


After the twitter exchange Celtic have a major task picking up on last night’s disastrous performance which exposed failings at every level of the club.

For at least a year it was known that a wholly reshaped defence was needed, amazingly with Dedryck Boyata, Filip Benkovic and Mikael Lustig leaving the club selling Kieran Tierney appears to have been the transfer priority.

No new signings featured in the pre-season matches in Austria and Switzerland meaning that Boli Bolingoli and Christopher Jullien were trying to adapt to new team-mates during Champions League qualifiers. Last night both players watched from the bench as a series of errors saw Celtic twice toss away winning positions to lose out on a potential place in the group stage of the Champions League.

Peter Lawwell used to be fond of telling people that Celtic were a Champions League club, perhaps when he is next sitting down with the Remuneration Committee he can explain four failures to reach the group stage in the last six years.

Meanwhile the guessing begins over who whether it will be Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Kris Ajer, Odsonne Edouard or Kris Ajer that is sold to ensure that the spreadheets that dominate the club remain firmly in the black.