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‘Surely spells the end’ ‘Lucky there was an offer’ ‘Time has come to move on’ Celtic fans not happy with Craig Gordon’s TalkSPORT attack

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Craig Gordon’s six year stint with Celtic looks like ending on a sour note following the keeper’s interview with TalkSPORT tonight.

The parting of players and clubs is rarely achieved on wholly amicable terms but this time it looks like being messier than need be.

Gordon and Celtic have been great for each other. The keeper provided an ‘over-ready’ replacement for Fraser Forster after Celtic had banked £12m from Southampton. In return he got a route back into football and a cupboard full of medals with six SPL/SPFL winners medals including five in which he had a key role.

When Celtic returned from Dubai in January 2019 things changed, Scott Bain was the new number one. When the former Dundee man got injured in August Gordon was presented with a reprieve but it was brief with Neil Lennon reunited with Forster.

No one knows what goes on behind the scenes at football clubs. Sentiment and emotion don’t come into it, football is strictly business with Celtic and Gordon acting in self-interest as you’d expect.

Rather than go public Gordon could have negotiated with Celtic and Hearts, made his decision and if it was to Tynecastle then player and former club could have thanked each other for six memorable years.

As it stands a cloud now hangs over Gordon. His reaction at the final whistle in the 2017 Scottish Cup Final won’t be forgotten but his recent comments mean that he leaves Celtic under a cloud.

The Invincible players will be remembered much more fondly than their manager, it’s just a pity when the copybook is blotted with needless departing comments.

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