Celtic fans were furious as footage of Vasilis Barkas’ ‘warm up’ was shared on Twitter.
The former AEK Athens keeper wasn’t named as a substitute but one slip from Joe Hart or Scott Bain could have saw him catapulted into action.
Last summer’s dream move might have turned into a living nightmare but there is no excuse for a lack of professionalism as Barkas barely made any effort to stop any shots in the 40 second video.
The descent of Barkas has virtually summed up Celtic’s fortunes over the last 12 months, while the team may be turning a corner it looks like the keeper has ran into a dead end.
Although he wasn’t to blame for either of the goals lost to Ferencvaros in last season’s Champions League exit there was the feeling that Fraser Forster would have stopped at least one of those goals.
Quickly it was being passed off among fans that Barkas hadn’t made a save since joining Celtic. As the season progressed he shared the goalkeeping position with Scott Bain and Conor Hazard with no one putting in a serious claim.
Ange Postecoglou gave Barkas a fresh start when he took over but after the goal lost to Midtjylland and a less than convincing 45 minutes against West Ham it looks like there will be no more chances for Celtic’s Greek Tragedy.
Barkas warming up this afternoon: pic.twitter.com/EeOuSusCBb
— ? (@CelticFanGroup) August 8, 2021
This is absolutely awful. It’s painful to watch!! I hope he gets the move he wants and needs. Just the energy of that is shocking. Great to see Joe much more happy to be at Celtic!
— Jax1888 (@Jacquel66617588) August 8, 2021
I would fine him for is lack of trying. And his disrespect to the club and mangers decision
— Antony Brown (@antonybrown2108) August 8, 2021
Stood watching that with my son anything that never hit straight at him went past him. It was unbelievable
— Brian (@briansweeney08) August 8, 2021
If i performed like that in my job i would be fired – will still take the wage home though. Fraud.
— woody (@woody_woodrow74) August 8, 2021
Shocking, isn’t it? I’ve been trying to give the guy a break but he’s completely disinterested. Doesn’t make sense as he was brilliant for AEK!
— Still Sniggerin’ at SevcoFC (@007bhoy) August 8, 2021
£20 grand a week to dance for five minutes!
— Bun Beag Brian (@BunbegB) August 8, 2021
Sat watching that earlier & was honestly like WTF! Bain even walked out the goals tho and told him to go in then he acted like that … maybe its cos we signed someone else and they had been playig world class ??????
— Nicole McConville (@NicoleMc29) August 8, 2021
— Graeme McLaren (@biggbo100) August 8, 2021
?? We were watching him before the game. What a tosser
— Toto Skivllaci (@brianboru67) August 8, 2021
Looks like he’s been made to take a turn in goal at the 5’s ??????
— T (@rocketmonkey_28) August 8, 2021
Barkas is at the bam up now ? pic.twitter.com/IIU8w69Jan
— Melly (@kmcfc_) August 8, 2021