Andrew MacLean of Radio Clyde thought better of his smart-ass tweet about James McCarthy and reached for the DELETE button.
With Celtic announcing the signing of the Irish international the first thought that MacLean had was to get details of McCarthy’s playing minutes over the last few seasons.
MacLean might have pointed out that McCarthy started 10 EPL matches last season and came on as a substitute in a further six matches. Palace stayed up while John Lundstram and John Fleck were relegated with Sheffield United.
In 2016 McCarthy played in the last 16 of the European Championships for Ireland against France, a fixture that NO Scottish internationalist has ever got near.
Any particular reason to delete this? pic.twitter.com/qTPhEDrxPC
— Celtic. (@celticminded1) August 3, 2021
MacLean does have previous for allowing his heart to rule his head. Two weeks ago he contacted UEFA to check that Liel Abada had been registered for Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against Midtjylland.
Despite UEFA failing to update their website most folk with half a brain would have realised that it was an oversight from UEFA over Abada rather than Celtic fielding an ineligible player. Alex Rae, Gordon Dalziel and Andy Halliday are among Radio Clyde’s pool of experts.