Charlie Nicholas has spoken out about the criticism he gets from Celtic fans.
During his first spell at Celtic alongside Davie Provan, Frank McGarvey, Murdo MacLeod, Paul McStay and Tommy Burns the bhoy from Maryhill was as big a hero as any of the current favourites.
That popularity fell through the floor in 1983 when he joined Arsenal and although he returned for a second stint at Celtic things were never the same.
A few decades in the company of Jim White in the Sky Sports studio lengthened the distance between Nicholas and the Celtic support.
In recent times the former Scotland striker appears to be trying to win his way back into favour but an attack on Stan Petrov demonstrated how out of touch Nicholas has become.
Picking up on his column in The Express, the Daily Record reports Nicholas saying:
I get a lot of hassle from different elements of the Celtic support who take a different view to me.
I take it and I know some of the fans take things personally because they think I go over the top about our club sometimes.
I can accept where some of the criticism comes towards me and I get it, I do. I am first to admit that I don’t always get it right
These days Nicholas’ media work is restricted to a weekly column for The Express.